FranGoitia February 2016

SQLAlchemy Bulk Select to find existing records

I'm playing with some sports data and have a dictionary of matches whose keys are unique identifiers of the match (date, home team id, away team id) (all cols of the matches table). I want to query the matches table in bulk and find all the keys from the dict that already are in the database. I want to do this, but for all the keys in the dict.

[(date, home_team, away_team), (date, home_team, away_team), ... N] = matches.keys()

*** only one match
Session.query(Match).filter_by(date=date, home_team=home_team, away_team=away_team)

edit* So, as suggested I tried the following query:

ins_matches = Session.query(Match).filter(tuple_(, Match.home_team, Match.away_team

unq_keys is a list of tuples with (date, home_team_id, away_team_id)

ProgrammingError: (psycopg2.ProgrammingError) operator does not exist: boolean = integer
LINE 3:, = matches.away_team_id) IN (('2014...
HINT:  No operator matches the given name and argument type(s). You might need to add explicit type casts.
 [SQL: 'SELECT AS matches_id, AS matches_date, matches.time AS matches_time, matches.league_id AS matches_league_id, matches.type AS matches_type, matches.home_team_id AS matches_home_team_id, matches.away_team_id AS matches_away_team_id, matches.stadium_id AS matches_stadium_id, matches.attendance AS matches_attendance, matches.duration AS matches_duration, matches.home_team_odds AS matches_home_team_odds, matches.away_team_odds AS matches_away_team_odds, matches.result AS matches_result \nFROM matches, teams \nWHERE (, = matches.home_team_id, = matches.away_team_id) IN ((%(param_1)s, %(param_2)s, %(param_3)s), (%(param_4)s, %(param_5)s, %(param_6)s), (%(param_7)s, %(param_8)s, %(param_9)s), (%(param_10)        


univerio February 2016

You can use a tuple_ expression combined with in_:

session.query(Match).filter(tuple_(, Match.home_team, Match.away_team).in_(list(matches.keys())))

Note that this depends on RDBMS support for composite IN constructs.

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