Sorry, I posted this in software development not python.

How do i make an auto-incrementing column? Heres my pseudocode/sql attempt

c.execute('''CREATE TABLE <tableName>
(
<columnName> <auto incrementing??!!>,
<columnName2> text,
<columnName3> text,
<columnName4> text
)
''')

Edited 3 Years Ago by CodingCabbage: mispelt auto

I tested the SQL

CREATE TABLE COMPANY(
   ID INTEGER PRIMARY KEY   AUTOINCREMENT,
   NAME           TEXT      NOT NULL,
   AGE            INT       NOT NULL,
   ADDRESS        CHAR(50),
   SALARY         REAL
);

in sqliteman on a fresh database and it works.

Here is another example ...

''' sqlite3_employ101.py
experimenting with a Python sqlite3 database of employees
'''

import sqlite3

# for temporary testing you can use memory only
conn = sqlite3.connect(":memory:")

cur = conn.cursor()

# query language in upper case is optional eye candy
cur.execute('''CREATE TABLE employees(
number INTEGER PRIMARY KEY AUTOINCREMENT,
first TEXT, 
last TEXT, 
age INTEGER, 
weight REAL)
''')

# a list of (first, last, age, weight) tuples
data_list = [
('Heidi', 'Kalumpa', 36, 127.3),
('Frank', 'Maruco', 27, 234),
('Larry', 'Pestraus', 19, 315),
('Serge', 'Romanowski', 59, 147),
('Carolus', 'Arm', 44, 102.5),
('Monika', 'Sargnagel', 21, 175),
('Hans', 'Solo', 37, 167.8),
('Mother', 'Therasa', 81, 93.2)
]

# insert all data_list lines at once ...
cur.executemany("INSERT INTO employees(first, last, age, weight) \
    VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?)", data_list )

# testing ...
cur.execute('SELECT * FROM employees')
print("fetch all data rows (raw data):")
for r in cur.fetchall():
    print(r)
print('-'*42)

cur.execute('SELECT * FROM employees ORDER BY last')
print("fetch all data rows (sorted by last name):")
for r in cur.fetchall():
    print(r)
print('-'*42)

cur.execute('SELECT * FROM employees WHERE age>50')
print("fetch all data rows where age is above 50:")
for r in cur.fetchall():
    print(r)
print('-'*42)

cur.execute('SELECT * FROM employees WHERE number=3')
print("fetch the data row of employee number 3:")
for r in cur.fetchall():
    print(r)
print('-'*42)

# finally ...
cur.close()

''' result ...
fetch all data rows (raw data):
(1, 'Heidi', 'Kalumpa', 36, 127.3)
(2, 'Frank', 'Maruco', 27, 234.0)
(3, 'Larry', 'Pestraus', 19, 315.0)
(4, 'Serge', 'Romanowski', 59, 147.0)
(5, 'Carolus', 'Arm', 44, 102.5)
(6, 'Monika', 'Sargnagel', 21, 175.0)
(7, 'Hans', 'Solo', 37, 167.8)
(8, 'Mother', 'Therasa', 81, 93.2)
------------------------------------------
fetch all data rows (sorted by last name):
(5, 'Carolus', 'Arm', 44, 102.5)
(1, 'Heidi', 'Kalumpa', 36, 127.3)
(2, 'Frank', 'Maruco', 27, 234.0)
(3, 'Larry', 'Pestraus', 19, 315.0)
(4, 'Serge', 'Romanowski', 59, 147.0)
(6, 'Monika', 'Sargnagel', 21, 175.0)
(7, 'Hans', 'Solo', 37, 167.8)
(8, 'Mother', 'Therasa', 81, 93.2)
------------------------------------------
fetch all data rows where age is above 50:
(4, 'Serge', 'Romanowski', 59, 147.0)
(8, 'Mother', 'Therasa', 81, 93.2)
------------------------------------------
fetch the data row of employee number 3:
(3, 'Larry', 'Pestraus', 19, 315.0)
------------------------------------------
'''
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