Connecting to MariaDB databases using Python

To connect to MariaDB databases from Python applications, you need MariaDB Connector/C and MariaDB Connector/Python.

Install the connectors

MariaDB Connector/C is a required dependency. Download it and install it from the downloads page.

Install MariaDB Connector/Python using PIP:

pip3 install mariadb

Connecting and querying

Connect to a local MariaDB database runing on your machine and execute a SQL query:

import mariadb

connection = mariadb.connect(
cursor = connection.cursor()

cursor.execute("SELECT name, email FROM contact")

for name, email in cursor:
    print(f"{name} {email}")


Check the documentation and the Developer Code Central on GitHub for more information and examples.

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