python list in sql query as parameter [duplicate]

Answers so far have been templating the values into a plain SQL string. That’s absolutely fine for integers, but if we wanted to do it for strings we get the escaping issue.

Here’s a variant using a parameterised query that would work for both:

placeholder="?" # For SQLite. See DBAPI paramstyle.
placeholders=", ".join(placeholder for unused in l)
query= 'SELECT name FROM students WHERE id IN (%s)' % placeholders
cursor.execute(query, l)

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