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7.9.5.1 cursor.MySQLCursor Constructor

In most cases, the MySQLConnection cursor() method is used to instantiate a MySQLCursor object:

import mysql.connector
cnx = mysql.connector.connect(database='world')
cursor = cnx.cursor()

It is also possible to instantiate a cursor by passing a MySQLConnection object to MySQLCursor:

import mysql.connector
from mysql.connector.cursor import MySQLCursor
cnx = mysql.connector.connect(database='world')
cursor = MySQLCursor(cnx)

The connection argument is optional. If omitted, the cursor is created but its execute() method raises an exception.


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