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Lewis Turner
Lewis Turner
10,930 Points

Connecting to a MAMD mySQL database using peewee

I have installed MAMD on my mac and have setup a mySQL database. I am now attempting to connect to that database in python using peewee. My code is as follows...

import peewee as pw

db = pw.MySQLDatabase('test_database', user='root', passwd='root', host='', port=8889)

However, I am getting the following error...

peewee.ImproperlyConfigured: MySQLdb or PyMySQL must be installed.

Does anybody have an idea what I am doing wrong?


1 Answer

Lewis Turner
Lewis Turner
10,930 Points

So, it turns out peewee doesnt come bundled with a MySQL driver. Running "pip install PyMySQL" from Terminal will install a driver and resolve the issue.