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Fedora for macOS ARM64

I’m always updating VMs, and I was gratified to notice that there’s a Fedora arm64 ISO. If you’re interested in it, you can download the Live Workstation from here or the Fedora Server from here.

Unfortunately, I only have macOS running on i7 and i9 Intel Processors. It would be great to hear back how it goes for somebody one of the new Apple M1 chip.

I typically install the workstation version because it meets my needs to run MySQL and other native Linux development tools. However, the server version is also available. Fedora is a wonderful option, as a small footprint for testing things on my MacBookPro.

Read CSV with Python

In 2009, I showed an example of how to use the MySQL LOAD DATA INFILE command. Last year, I updated the details to reset the secure_file-priv privilege to use the LOAD DATA INFILE command, but you can avoid that approach with a simple Python 3 program like the one in this example. You also can use MySQL Shell’s new parallel table import feature, introduced in 8.0.17, as noted in a comment on this blog post.

The example requires creating an avenger table, avenger.csv file, a readWriteData.py Python script, run the readWriteData.py Python script, and a query that validates the insertion of the avenger.csv file’s data into the avenger table. The complete code in five steps using the sakila demonstration database:

  • Creating the …
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MySQL WITH Clause

When I went over my example of using the WITH clause to solve how to use a series of literal values in data sets, some students got it right away and some didn’t. The original post showed how to solve a problem where one value in the data set is returned in the SELECT-list and two values are used as the minimum and maximum values with a BETWEEN operator. It used three approaches with literal values:

  • A list of Python dictionaries that require you to filter the return set from the database through a range loop and if statement that mimics a SQL BETWEEN operator.
  • A WITH clause that accepts the literals as bind variables to filter the query results inside the query.
  • A table design that holds the literals values that an analyst might use for reporting.

It was the last example that required elaboration. I explained you might build a web form that uses a table, and the table could allow a …

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MySQL with CTEs

As an example for my class on the usefulness of Common Table Expressions (CTEs), I created three examples with Python. They extend an exercise in Chapter 9 on subqueries from Learning SQL by Alan Beaulieu. All of the examples work with the sakila sample database.

These bullets describe the examples:

  1. Uses local variables and a range for loop and if statement that uses the variables to evaluate and add an element to the derived table (or query result set) from MySQL.
  2. Uses a CTE with substitution variables from the Python program, which eliminates the need to evaluate and add an element to the query result set because the query does that.
  3. Uses a table to hold the variables necessary to evaluate and add the element to the query result set.

This is the first Python program:

# Import the library.
import sys
import …
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Python MySQL Query

Somebody asked me how to expand a prior example with the static variables so that it took arguments at the command line for the variables. This example uses Python 3 new features in the datetime package.

There’s a small trick converting the string arguments to date data types. Here’s a quick example that shows you how to convert the argument list into individual date data type variables:

#!/usr/bin/python3

# include standard modules
import sys
from datetime import datetime

# Capture argument list.
fullCmdArguments = sys.argv

# Assignable variables.
beginDate = ""
endDate = ""

# Assign argument list to variable.
argumentList = fullCmdArguments[1:]

# Enumerate through the argument list where beginDate precedes endDate as strings.
try:
  for i, s in enumerate(argumentList):
    if (i == …
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MySQL Python Connector

While building my student image on Fedora 30, I installed the MySQL PHP Connector (php-mysqlndrp) but neglected to install the Python Connector. This adds the installation and basic test of the Python Connector to the original blog post.

You use the following command with a wildcard as a privileged user. The wildcard is necessary because you need to load two libraries to support Python 2.7 and 3.7, which are installed on Fedora 30. You also need to be the root user or a user that is found in the sudoer’s list:

yum install -y mysql-connector-python*

Display detailed console log

Last metadata expiration check: 0:35:46 ago on Tue 20 Aug 2019 05:36:29 PM MDT.
Dependencies resolved. …
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