Get First Row in Table in Python MySQL

Python MySQL – Get first row in table

To get the first row in a MySQL table in Python,

  1. Create a connection to the MySQL database with user credentials and database name, using connect() function.
  2. Get cursor object to the database using cursor() function.
  3. Take SELECT from table query, with LIMIT clause set to 1.
  4. Call execute() function on the cursor object, and pass the select query as argument to execute() function.
  5. 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.

Get First Row in Table in Python MySQL

In the following program, we get the first record from fruits table.

Python Program

import mysql.connector

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(

mycursor = mydb.cursor()

sql = "SELECT * FROM fruits LIMIT 1"

myresult = mycursor.fetchall()

first = myresult[0] if len(myresult) else None


('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.

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