This module provides a (sort of) Python DB-API 2.0 compatible interface on top of PL/Python.
About DB-API: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0249/
About PL/Python: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/plpython.html
plpydbapi supports Python 2.6 and later, including Python 3.x, and
requires PostgreSQL 9.1 or later. Using
Just install it like any setuptools-enabled Python module, for example
python setup.py install
or use easy_install. Make sure you use the Python version that your installation of PL/Python was built against.
Here is an example how to use it:
import plpydbapi dbconn = plpydbapi.connect() cursor = dbconn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT ... FROM ...") for row in cursor.fetchall(): plpy.notice("got row %s" % row) dbconn.close()
There is a test suite in the test/ subdirectory. It uses the DB-API compliance test framework from https://launchpad.net/dbapi-compliance. So first fetch, er, clone, er, branch yourself a copy of that
bzr branch lp:dbapi-compliance
into the current directory. If you have
mr, just run
If you are using Python 2.6, you also need the unittest2 package; with Python 2.7 and later, the unittest module in the standard library is enough.
python setup.py test
This will run the unittest suite inside the PostgreSQL server, forwarding the output for the client to see.
If you have a complicated setup, such as multiple PostgreSQL versions or nonstandard ports, use libpq environment variables such as PGHOST and PGPORT to point the test suite driver to an instance it can use. You can also look into the files setup.py and test/run_test_plpydbapi_dbapi20.sql for some additional ways to tweak the process.