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connect

Name

connect -- open a connection to the database server

Synopsis

connect([dbname], [host], [port], [opt], [tty], [user], [passwd])

Parameters

dbname

Name of connected database (string/None).

host

Name of the server host (string/None).

port

Port used by the database server (integer/-1).

opt

Options for the server (string/None).

tty

File or tty for optional debug output from backend (string/None).

user

PostgreSQL user (string/None).

passwd

Password for user (string/None).

Return Type

pgobject

If successful, an object handling a database connection is returned.

Exceptions

TypeError

Bad argument type, or too many arguments.

SyntaxError

Duplicate argument definition.

pg.error

Some error occurred during pg connection definition.

(plus all exceptions relative to object allocation)

Description

This method opens a connection to a specified database on a given PostgreSQL server. You can use key words here, as described in the Python tutorial. The names of the key words are the name of the parameters given in the syntax line. For a precise description of the parameters, please refer to the PostgreSQL user manual.

Examples

import pg

con1 = pg.connect('testdb', 'myhost', 5432, None, None, 'bob', None)
con2 = pg.connect(dbname='testdb', host='localhost', user='bob')
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