There is no MySQLdb for python3.x
PyMySQL is an interface for connecting to a MySQL database server from Python. It implements the Python Database API v2.0 and contains a pure-Python MySQL client library. The goal of PyMySQL is to be a drop-in replacement for MySQLdb.
How do I Install PyMySQL?
Before proceeding further, you make sure you have PyMySQL installed on your machine. Just type the following in your Python script and execute it −
pip install pymysql
Alternatively (e.g. if pip is not available), a tarball can be downloaded from GitHub and installed with Setuptools as follows −
$ # X.X is the desired pymysql version (e.g. 0.5 or 0.6).
$ curl -L https://github.com/PyMySQL/PyMySQL/tarball/pymysql-X.X | tar xz
$ cd PyMySQL*
$ python setup.py install
$ # The folder PyMySQL* can be safely removed now.
Following is an example of connecting with MySQL database "TESTDB" −
# Open database connection
db = pymysql.connect("localhost","testuser","test123","TESTDB" )
# prepare a cursor object using cursor() method
cursor = db.cursor()
# execute SQL query using execute() method.
# Fetch a single row using fetchone() method.
data = cursor.fetchone()
print ("Database version : %s " % data)
# disconnect from server