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vertica-python 0.2.0

A native Python client for the Vertica database.

Latest Version: 0.7.3

# vertica-python

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Starting with v0.2.0 python_vertica interface is more consistent with dbapi. One big thing missing is server side cursors/streaming. The old interface is deprecated, but should still be supported.

vertica-python is a native Python adapter for the Vertica ( database.

This package is a Python port of the excellent Vertica Ruby gem (

vertica-python is currently in a alpha stage; it has been tested for functionality, but does not have a test suite. Please use with caution, and feel free to submit issues and/or pull requests.

vertica-python has been tested with Vertica 6.1.2/7.0.0 and Python 2.6/2.7. Please let me know if it's working on other versions.

## Installation

If you're using pip >= 1.4 and you don't already have pytz installed:

pip install --pre pytz

To install vertica-python with pip:

pip install vertica-python

Source code for vertica-python can be found at:

## Usage

**Buffered** (in-memory) results as list:

from vertica_python import connect

connection = connect({
'host': '',
'port': 5433,
'user': 'some_user',
'password': 'some_password',
'database': 'a_database'


cur = connection.cursor()
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM a_table LIMIT 2")
# [ [1, 'something'], [2, 'something_else'] ]

**Buffered** (in-memory) results as dictionary:

cur = connection.cursor('dict')
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM a_table LIMIT 2")
# [ {'id': 1, 'value': 'something'}, {'id': 2, 'value': 'something_else'} ]

**Unbuffered** (streaming) results:

def magical_row_handler(row):
print row

cur = connection.cursor(row_handler=magical_row_handler)
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM a_table LIMIT 2", handler=magical_row_handler)
# {'id': 1, 'value': 'something'}
# {'id': 2, 'value': 'something_else'}


**Using parameter bindings:

# Using parameter bindings requires psycopg2>=2.5.1 which is not includes with the base vertica_python requirements.

cur = connection.cursor()
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM a_table WHERE a = :propA b = :propB", {'propA': 1, 'propB': 'stringValue'})
# [ [1, 'something'], [2, 'something_else'] ]


## License

MIT License, please see `LICENSE` for details.

## Acknowledgements

Many thanks go to the contributors to the Ruby Vertica gem, since they did all of the wrestling with Vertica's protocol and have kept the gem updated. They are:

* [Matt Bauer](
* [Jeff Smick](
* [Willem van Bergen](
* [Camilo Lopez](
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