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10.1.1 mysql.connector.connect() Method

This method sets up a connection, establishing a session with the MySQL server. If no arguments are given, it uses the already configured or default values. For a complete list of possible arguments, see Section 7.1, “Connector/Python Connection Arguments”.

A connection with the MySQL server can be established using either the mysql.connector.connect() method or the mysql.connector.MySQLConnection() class:

cnx = mysql.connector.connect(user='joe', database='test')
cnx = MySQLConnection(user='joe', database='test')

For descriptions of connection methods and properties, see Section 10.2, “connection.MySQLConnection Class”.