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X DevAPI User Guide for MySQL Shell in Python Mode  /  Working with Collections  /  Basic CRUD Operations on Collections

4.1 Basic CRUD Operations on Collections

Working with collections of documents is straightforward when using X DevAPI. The following example shows the basic usage of CRUD operations (see Section 4.3, “Collection CRUD Function Overview” for more details) when working with documents: After establishing a connection to a MySQL Server instance, a new collection that can hold JSON documents is created and several documents are inserted. Then, a find operation is executed to search for a specific document from the collection. Finally, the collection is dropped again from the database. The example assumes that the test schema exists and that the collection my_collection does not exist.

# Connecting to MySQL Server and working with a Collection
from mysqlsh import mysqlx

# Connect to server
mySession = mysqlx.get_session( {
'host': 'localhost', 'port': 33060,
'user': 'user', 'password': 'password'} )

myDb = mySession.get_schema('test')

# Create a new collection 'my_collection'
myColl = myDb.create_collection('my_collection')

# Insert documents
myColl.add({'name': 'Laurie', 'age': 19}).execute()
myColl.add({'name': 'Nadya', 'age': 54}).execute()
myColl.add({'name': 'Lukas', 'age': 32}).execute()

# Find a document
docs = myColl.find('name like :param1 AND age < :param2') \
          .limit(1) \
          .bind('param1','L%') \
          .bind('param2',20) \
          .execute()

# Print document
doc = docs.fetch_one()
print(doc)

# Drop the collection
myDb.drop_collection('my_collection')