Chapter 1 Introduction to MySQL Connector/Python

MySQL Connector/Python enables Python programs to access MySQL databases, using an API that is compliant with the Python Database API Specification v2.0 (PEP 249). It is written in pure Python and does not have any dependencies except for the Python Standard Library.

For notes detailing the changes in each release of Connector/Python, see MySQL Connector/Python Release Notes.

MySQL Connector/Python includes support for:

For information about which versions of Python can be used with different versions of MySQL Connector/Python, see Chapter 3, Connector/Python Versions.

Note

Connector/Python does not support the old MySQL Server authentication methods, which means that MySQL versions prior to 4.1 will not work.