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Using a dictionary as where clause

Using a dictionary as where clause

Problem

You want to create a dictionary of where clauses dynamically and use it in a query.

Solution

>>> import web
>>> db = web.database(dbn='postgres', db='mydb', user='postgres')
>>> where_dict = {'col1': 1, col2: 'sometext'}
>>> db.delete('mytable', where=web.db.sqlwhere(where_dict), _test=True)
<sql: "DELETE FROM mytable WHERE col1 = 1 AND col2 = 'sometext'">

Explanation

web.db.sqlwhere takes a Python dictionary as an argument and converts it into a string useful for where clause in different queries. You can also use an optional grouping argument to define the exact gouping of the individual keys. For instance:

>>> import web
>>> web.db.sqlwhere({'a': 1, 'b': 2}, grouping=' OR ')
'a = 1 OR b = 2'

Default for grouping is ' AND '.

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