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python-mysqlHow do I use Python to connect to a MySQL database using XAMPP?

Using Python to connect to a MySQL database using XAMPP is easy. First, you need to install the Python MySQL connector module. This can be done using the command pip install mysql-connector-python.

Once the module is installed, you can use the following code to connect to the database.

import mysql.connector

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(


The output of this code would be something like:

<mysql.connector.connection_cext.CMySQLConnection object at 0x7f7f4c3c4b50>

The code consists of the following parts:

  1. import mysql.connector: This imports the mysql.connector module which is needed to connect to the database.
  2. mydb = mysql.connector.connect(...): This creates the connection object and stores it in the mydb variable. The parameters passed in the connect() method are the host, username and password of the database.
  3. print(mydb): This prints out the connection object.

For more information on connecting to a MySQL database using Python and XAMPP, you can refer to the following links:

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