SQLObject is a popular Object Relational Manager for providing an object interface to your database, with tables as classes, rows as instances, and columns as attributes.
SQLObject includes a Python-object-based query language that makes SQL more abstract, and provides substantial database independence for applications.
Examples are good. Examples give a feel for the aesthetic of the API, which matters to me a great deal. This is just a snippet that creates a simple class that wraps a table:
>>> from sqlobject import * >>> >>> sqlhub.processConnection = connectionForURI('sqlite:/:memory:') >>> >>> class Person(SQLObject): ... fname = StringCol() ... mi = StringCol(length=1, default=None) ... lname = StringCol() ... >>> Person.createTable()
SQLObject supports most database schemas that you already have, and can also issue the CREATE statement for you (seen in Person.createTable()).
Here's how you'd use the object:
>>> p = Person(fname="John", lname="Doe") >>> p <Person 1 fname='John' mi=None lname='Doe'> >>> p.fname 'John' >>> p.mi = 'Q' >>> p2 = Person.get(1) >>> p2 <Person 1 fname='John' mi='Q' lname='Doe'> >>> p is p2 True