How to connect a MySQL database with you Flask python app. MySQL is the most commonly used database today, here is the code
app.config['DATABASE_FILE'] = 'uchat' app.config['SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI'] = 'mysql+pymysql://scott:tiger@localhost/' + app.config['DATABASE_FILE'] app.config['SECRET_KEY'] = '123456790' app.config['SQLALCHEMY_ECHO'] = True
With MySQL driver called pymysql which is available in Python Package Index Library, you can connect even local database for development purpose. To install this package use pip
Run the following command from your command prompt
pip install pymysql
and pip will download and install necessary packages.