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Pretty print SQL of query sets

Author:
peterbe
Posted:
May 5, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Tags:
sql queryset sqlparse
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0 (after 0 ratings)

Install sqlparse with easy_install sqlparse and then you can easily debug the SQL like this:

def view(request):
    data = MyModel.objects.filter(something__very=complex)
    print_sql(data)
    ...

Inspired by Simon Willison

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import sqlparse

def print_sql(qs):
    q = qs.query.as_sql()
    statement = q[0] % q[1]
    print sqlparse.format(statement, reindent=True, keyword_case='upper')

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peterbe (on May 5, 2009):
<p>You might want to wrap this with something so that this doesn't get used in non-development mode. For example:</p> <pre>if not settings.DEBUG: def print_sql(*__): pass </pre>

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canassa (on August 6, 2010):
<p>This should work in Django 1.2:</p> <pre>def print_sql(qs): q = qs.query.__str__() print sqlparse.format(q, reindent=True, keyword_case='upper') </pre>

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