Django Raw Sql Queries

When your model query API don't go well or you want more performance, you can use raw SQL queries in Django. The Django Object Relational Mapper (ORM) helps bridge the gap between the database and our code Performing raw queries.

app/model.py

class employee(models.Model):

    name = models.CharField(max_length=20)

    position = models.CharField(max_length=20)

    sal = models.IntegerField()


Select statment:

  >>> emp_list=employee.objects.raw('select * FROM blogapp_employee')

SQL statement in .raw() return a set of rows from the database if not return rows, error will result.

  >>> for i in emp_list:

  ...    i.name

  ... 

  u'ravi'

  u'john'

  u'pheebi'

Above work same as model_name.objects.all().

MyModel.objects.all() is a very simplyfied ORM. This code will return the entire contents of the database table, same as running: select * from MyModel.

Only use .raw() method when you con't do task with which Django QuerySet.

Update, Delete With sql(Using cursor)

  >>>from django.db import connection

  >>>cursor = connection.cursor()

  >>>cursor.execute("UPDATE tablename SET field=value, .. WHERE .'condition'. ")

    >>>cursor.execute("DELETE tablename SET field=value, .. WHERE .'condition'. ")

 

To see What are the sql queries django running:

  >>> from django.db import connection
  >>> connection.queries
  [{'sql': 'SELECT * FROM blog_employee',
  'time': '0.001'}]

  #sql -- The raw SQL statement
 #time -- How long the statement took to execute, in seconds.


You can see django orm query equalent to sql qeury

  >>> q = employee.objects.all()

  >>> q

  []

  >>> print q.query

  SELECT "blogapp_employee"."id", "blogapp_employee"."name", "blogapp_employee"."position", "blogapp_employee"."sal" FROM "blogapp_employee"

Posted On 19 April 2012 By MicroPyramid


Need any Help in your Project?Let's Talk

Latest Comments
Understanding middleware functionality in django2.0

Understanding new style of middleware in Django2.0, the difference between old-style & new-style. How to write custom middlewares in new-style and upgrading from old-style middleware.

Continue Reading...
Django acceptance testing automation with robot framework

Acceptance testing automation for django web and REST applications using a robot testing framework.

Continue Reading...
Autocomplete with Django-Haystack and Elasticsearch with single letter querying.

Django's haystack provides autocomplete functionality. To do autocomplete effectively, the search backend(elasticsearch in this case) uses n-grams (essentially a small window passed over the string). ...

Continue Reading...

Subscribe To our news letter

Subscribe and Stay Updated about our Webinars, news and articles on Django, Python, Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services, DevOps, Salesforce, ReactJS, AngularJS, React Native.
* We don't provide your email contact details to any third parties