Python 3 pyodbc SQL query

I am using Python 3.3 with MS SQL server. I want to execute an insert in a table with identity column and at the same time to get back the identity value vor the new entry with either @@IDENTITY global variable or scope_identity() function:

sql = "INSERT INTO table (col) VALUES (somevalue)\n"
sql=sql+"SELECT scope_identyty()

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If I try this I will get the error that says "the command was not a query". I don't want to do this in 2 steps because I want to avoid network traffic and also to gain speed.  

Is it possible to do this in Python 3?
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
try the following query:

INSERT INTO table (col)
OUTPUT Inserted.IDColumn
VALUES (somevalue)

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ZberteocAuthor Commented:
Works like a charm with SQL server. Thanks,  BriCrowe, you are on the points list. :)

However, I will wait for other suggestion because I need to be able to do that in other platforms as well, i.e. MySQL.
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
For mySql try using

INSERT INTO table(col)
VALUES (somevalue);

Don't forget the semi-colon between commands.  Your original SQL solution probably would have worked with the semi-colon as well.
ZberteocAuthor Commented:
That doesn't work with SQL. I haven't tried it with mysql though. It is possible the mysql driver will support it, in which case problem solved. I can't test it right now. Can anyone confirm?
ZberteocAuthor Commented:
That worked. For now SQL is my concern.

Thank you.
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