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Hi all. I'm trying get data from text field in MySQl 5.0 with my National
characters. Data are stored in utf8 encodings. Here is the script:
import MySQLdb, MySQLdb.cursors
conn = MySQLdb.connect (host='localhos t', user='root', passwd='123456' ,
db='profile_loc ale')
c = conn.cursor(MyS QLdb.cursors.Di ctCursor)
c.execute("SET CHARACTER SET utf8")
c.execute("SELE CT string_value FROM lang_pl_pl WHERE id=8")
row = c.fetchone()
print row
and i get:
{'string_value' : array('c', 'Zmie\xc5\x84 has\xc5\x82o')}
where it come array type?
How can i get value 'Zmie\xc5\x84 has\xc5\x82o' ?? because I trying do this
and I can't achieve. If I do c.fetchone -shouldn't i get type tuple?
I'm using MySQLdb 1.2.0 on Windows XP Professional SP2 installed
Any help will be appreciated
Mar 25 '06 #1
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Grzegorz Smith wrote:
Hi all. I'm trying get data from text field in MySQl 5.0 with my National
characters. Data are stored in utf8 encodings. Here is the script:
import MySQLdb, MySQLdb.cursors
conn = MySQLdb.connect (host='localhos t', user='root', passwd='123456' ,
db='profile_loc ale')
c = conn.cursor(MyS QLdb.cursors.Di ctCursor)
c.execute("SET CHARACTER SET utf8")
c.execute("SELE CT string_value FROM lang_pl_pl WHERE id=8")
row = c.fetchone()
print row
and i get:
{'string_value' : array('c', 'Zmie\xc5\x84 has\xc5\x82o')}
where it come array type?
Recent versions of MySQL/MySQLdb return "binary strings" as Python array
objects, rather than bytestrings (I think the change was around version 4.2
of MySQL.) Details on array objects are here:

http://www.python.org/doc/lib/module-array

How can i get value 'Zmie\xc5\x84 has\xc5\x82o' ??
array('c', 'Zmie\xc5\x84 has\xc5\x82o'). tostring()

If I do c.fetchone -shouldn't i get type tuple?


If you use the default MySQLdb cursor object you will get a tuple. Using the
DictCursor as you are returns a dictionary instead.
Jeffrey
Mar 25 '06 #2

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