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Introduction to Databases in Python

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In this course, you'll learn the basics of using SQL with Python. This will be useful because databases are ubiquitous and data scientists, analysts, and engineers must interact with them constantly. The Python SQL toolkit SQLAlchemy provides an accessible and intuitive way to query, build, and write to essential databases, including SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
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    Basics of Relational Databases


    In this chapter, you’ll get acquainted with the fundamentals of relational databases and the relational model for database management. You will learn how to connect to a database and interact with it by writing basic SQL queries, both in raw SQL as well as SQLAlchemy, which provides a Pythonic way of interacting with databases.

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    Introduction to Databases
    50 xp
    Relational model
    50 xp
    Connecting to your database
    50 xp
    Engines and connection strings
    100 xp
    Autoloading Tables from a database
    100 xp
    Viewing Table details
    100 xp
    Introduction to SQL queries
    50 xp
    Selecting data from a Table: raw SQL
    100 xp
    Selecting data from a Table with SQLAlchemy
    100 xp
    Handling a ResultSet
    100 xp
    50 xp


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Hugo Bowne-Anderson


Intermediate Python
Jason Myers HeadshotJason Myers

Co-Author of Essential SQLAlchemy and Software Engineer

Jason Myers is a software engineer and author. His area of expertise is in developing data analytics platforms. He has also written the Essential SQLAlchemy book, co-authored with Rick Copeland, that introduces you to working with relational databases in Python.
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