Python MySQL – Get first row in table
To get the first row in a MySQL table in Python,
- Create a connection to the MySQL database with user credentials and database name, using connect() function.
- Get cursor object to the database using cursor() function.
- Take SELECT from table query, with LIMIT clause set to 1.
- Call execute() function on the cursor object, and pass the select query as argument to execute() function.
- Now, fetch the records from the cursor object, which contains only the first row, if there is at least one row in the table.
Consider that there is a schema named mydatabase in MySQL. The credentials to access this database are, user root and password admin1234, and there is a table named fruits in mydatabase.
In the following program, we get the first record from fruits table.
import mysql.connector mydb = mysql.connector.connect( host="localhost", user="root", password="admin1234", database="mydatabase" ) mycursor = mydb.cursor() sql = "SELECT * FROM fruits LIMIT 1" mycursor.execute(sql) myresult = mycursor.fetchall() first = myresult if len(myresult) else None print(first)
('Apple', 25, 'Canada')
In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to get the first record from table in MySQL database, from a Python program.