Rename Table in Python MySQL

Python MySQL – Rename table

To rename a table in MySQL from a Python program,

  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. Call execute() function on the cursor object, and pass the ALTER table query with RENAME TO clause and old table name, new table name. The ALTER query renames the table to the new name.

Example

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 rename the table from fruits to stocks using RENAME query.

Python Program

import mysql.connector

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(
  host="localhost",
  user="root",
  password="admin1234",
  database="mydatabase"
)

mycursor = mydb.cursor()

try:
  mycursor.execute("ALTER TABLE fruits RENAME TO stocks")
  print('Renamed table successfully.')
except:
  print('An exception occurred while renaming table.')

mydb.commit()

Output

Renamed table successfully.

Table before RENAME

Python MySQL - Rename table

Table after RENAME

Python MySQL - Rename table

Summary

In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to rename a table in MySQL, from a Python program.