Connectiong to RDBs using SQLAlchemy

Uiro depends on SQLAlchemy, a powerful ORM for python. It only provides these features:

  • Base class and Session for SQLAlchemy to write models
  • Specifying zope.sqlalchemy extention
  • A command to create tables
  • Setting about database by .ini file

Creating your Model

It’s same with SQLAlchemy. Just using Base/Session provided by Uiro to creating tables automatically.

import sqlalchemy as sa
from uiro.db import Base, Session

class MyModel(Base):
    __tablename__ = 'mymodel'
    query = Session.query_property()

    id = sa.Column(sa.Integer, primary_key=True)
    name = sa.Column(sa.String(255))

    def __init__(self, name): = name

And using like this:

>>> import transaction
>>> with transaction.manager:
...     Session.add(MyModel(name='spam'))

You can see SQLAlchemy and zope.sqlalchemy documentation to learn more.

Create tables by initdb command

You can initialize DB with following gearbox command:

gearbox initdb

This command is to create tables to specified database.

Setting about database to use

To change database to use, specify that URL to sqlalchemy.url setting in .ini file:

sqlalchemy.url = sqlite:///default.db

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