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Databases in Flask - Reading, Updating and Deleting
Queries: query.all() and query.get()

Querying a database table with Flask SQLAlchemy is done through the query property of the Model class. To get all entries from a model called TableName we run TableName.query.all(). Often you know the primary key (unique identifier) value of entries you want to fetch. To get an entry with some primary key value ID from model TableName you run: TableName.query.get(ID).

For example, to get all the entries from the Reader table we do the following:

readers = Reader.query.all()

Similarly, to get a reader with id = 123 we do the following:

reader = Reader.query.get(123)

We assign the result of the .get() method to a variable because through that variable we can access the entry’s attributes. For example:

reader = Reader.query.get(450) print(

Now you see the amazing convenience of using ORM: database tables are simply treated as Python classes and database entries are Python objects. For example, you can easily use a for loop to loop through all the readers and print their name:

readers = Reader.query.all() for reader in readers: print(

In the image on the right, you can see some entries we already inserted for you in the database, so you can query it.



In the “” file, write code that to a variable called reviews assigns all entries from the Review table.


In the “” file, write a for loop that will, for each review in reviews, print its text attribute.


In the ‘’ file, write code that to a variable called book_1 assigns a book with id = 12 from the Book table using the get() function.

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