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check if a particular row (entry) exist in my database

Posted on 2011-10-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need to be able to check if a particular row (entry) exist in my sqlite database ...What I want to do is ... if it does exist then go ahead and  update if it doesnt the write the row for the first time... Can someone offer guidenace how to check if  a particular row exist

def PutData(self,event):
            con = lite.connect('specialeventms2011a.sqlite')
            cur = con.cursor()
            Last_Name = self.data2.GetValue()
                      cur.execute('update ptrecords set Last_Name =?,First_Name =?, Age=?,Gender =?, Address =?, City =?,State=?,Zip=?, Ailment =?, Treatment =?,Patient_reprt=? ,Initial_contact =?, Hospital =?, Inservice =?,Provider_1=?,Provider_2 =?,Sys=? ,Dia=?, Pulse=?, Resp=?,Refusal=?, image =? where Incident_number = ?' ,
                        ( Last_Name, First_Name, Age,Gender,Address,City,State,Zip,Ailment,Treatment,Patient_reprt,Initial_Contact,Hospital,Inservice,Provider_1,Provider_2,Sys,Dia,Pulse,Resp,Refusal,lines,Incident_number))
        except lite.Error, error:
            dlg = wx.MessageDialog(self, str(error), 'Error occured')

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Question by:dolamitejenkins
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johanntagle earned 2000 total points
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You can use REPLACE INTO syntax.  It's like INSERT INTO but if it detects a record with the same primary or unique key, it updates that row instead.  See http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/replace.html

Think you can also do INSERT ON DUPLICATE (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/insert-on-duplicate.html), but it seems to me REPLACE INTO is more straightforward here.
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ID: 37015658
Hmmm didn't realize you mentioned sqlite - so why did you include MySQL server?  Not sure if sqlite supports this.

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ID: 37015662
orry but there is no sqlite area and ive gotten great advice in the past from this area

Author Comment

ID: 37015682
Thank so much sqlite does have the feature

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ID: 37015701
perfect thanks

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