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Date Range list from database

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I would like to loop through a database table and insert new records for all dates between Arrival and Departure dates from the source into a new database table, I have the database select call the records and have a function looping through a start and finish date but cannot seem to get the start and finish date from the database records and loop through the date range.

The code I have is looping through the database and printing out the records it finds so I could see that it was working and printing out the date_range loop to make sure that was working.
import MySQLdb
import datetime 

DB_NAME = 'dbname'
DB_SERVER = 'localhost'
DB_USER = 'user'
DB_PASS = 'pword'

db = MySQLdb.connect(DB_SERVER, DB_USER, DB_PASS, DB_NAME)
cursor = db.cursor()
sql = "SELECT Code, ArrivalDate, DepartureDate FROM planner"

try:
    cursor.execute(sql)
    results = cursor.fetchall()
    for row in results:
        code = row[0]
        ArrivalDate = row[1]
        DepartureDate = row[2]
        print "code=%s,ArrivalDate=%s,DepartureDate=%s" %\
    (code, ArrivalDate, DepartureDate )
 
except:
    print "error: unable to fetch data"
def date_range(start, end): 
    r = (end+datetime.timedelta(days=1)-start).days 
    return [start+datetime.timedelta(days=i) for i in range(r)] 
  
start = datetime.date(2008,01,01) 
end = datetime.date(2008,02,01) 
dateList = date_range(start, end) 
print '\n'.join([str(date) for date in dateList]) 
db.close()

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by:clockwatcher
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It should be possible to do that with an insert query directly.  Is there a reason that you don't want to do it that way?

insert into newtable (code, arrivaldate, departuredate) 
  select code, arrivaldate, departuredate from planner 
  where 
       arrivaldate between '2008-01-01' and '2008-01-02' or 
       departuredate between '2008-01-01' and '2008-01-02'

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by:chrispaton
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I dont have the all of the dates so cannot do it that way, I only have the Arrival and Departure date and I need to write to the new table each individual date between them.

Example in source table;
Code - IDR2234
Arrival - 2008-01-01
Departure - 2008-01-07

I need 2008-01-01, 2008-01-02, 2008-01-03, 2008-01-04, 2008-01-05,2008-01-06, 2008-01-07


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Create one auxiliary table with all the dates for the reasonable time.  (One year has 365 days, 10 years have 3652 days, 100 years about 37000 days. This is not that much for one static table. Then:

  SELECT date FROM auxDateTab WHERE date BETWEEN Arrival AND Departure

... and you have the range between the dates.
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