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How to Install MySQL Driver in Python

To begin using MySQL in Python, you need to do the following:

Step 1 – Install the MySQL Connector

Using pip, we can install the MySQL Connector package:

python -m pip install mysql-connector-python
Code language: Bash (bash)

Step 2 – Test the MySQL Connector

Create a Python file and import the new package:

import mysql.connector
Code language: Python (python)

Step 3 – Create a Connection to the MySQL Database

Now you can create a connection to your MySQL database.

Create a file called and place the following inside:

import mysql.connector your_database = mysql.connector.connect( host = "localhost" user = "username" password = "YoUrPaSsWoRd" ) print(your_database)
Code language: Python (python)

Step 4 – Run the application

Now run the Python script to see our connection occur:

Code language: Bash (bash)

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