Create Your First PostgreSQL Database in Python With Psycopg2

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Today I am going to show you how to create and modify a PostgreSQL database in Python, with the help of the psycopg2 library.

Unlike SQLAlchemy that generates SQL queries while mapping the database schema to Python objects, psycopg2 takes your hand-crafted SQL queries and executes them against the database. In other words, SQLAlchemy is an ORM (Object-Relational Mapper) and psycopg2 is a database driver for PostgreSQL.

Create the database and its tables

We’ll be creating a dead simple housing database that consists of two tables: “person” and “house”.

houses database Entity-Relationship Diagram (created using DBeaver)

Each house has an address and multiple people can live in the same house (1 to many relationship/many people can live in a single house). This relationship is realized by using id as the primary key of “house” and house_id as the foreign key of “person”.

Now let’s see the complete script for the creation of the database and its tables, followed by an explanation of the code.

(in case you are not familiar with the if __name__ == "__main__" condition, it checks that the script being executed is the current script)

In essence, this script does the following:

  • Loads database connection information from a .ini file;
  • Connects to PostgreSQL;
  • Creates the “houses” database;
  • Connects to the newly-created database;
  • Creates the “house” table; and
  • Creates the “person” table.

The contents of the .ini file are just a set of variables for the database connection.



Think of it as storing API keys and other sensitive information in environment variables instead of hard-coding it in the script. Though since this is a local database it’s fine to show you my credentials.

After loading this information with the load_connection_info function as a dictionary (line 58 of the code gist), we connect to PostgreSQL. Because the database does not exist yet, we connect to the engine itself. The creation is handled by the create_db function (lines 16 to 36). psycopg2.connect returns a connection between Python and PostgreSQL, from which we create a cursor. Cursors are created to execute the code in the PostgreSQL.

After that, still in create_db, we execute the database creation query by passing it a string with the proper SQL code. This is wrapped in a try/except/else block in case something goes wrong. Usually we first execute the query and afterwards commit it to the database, but “CREATE DATABASE” statements require the commit to be automatic, hence using conn.autocommit in create_db.

Okay, the “houses” database is created, the next step is to create the “house” and “person” tables. First connect to the newly-created database on line 64 and create a new cursor on line 65. Instead of passing each argument separately (host, database, user and password), we use the ** operator to unpack each key-value pair on its own.

Then, we create the “house” and “person” tables. We write the necessary SQL queries and call the create_table function on lines 63 to 74 and 77 to 85, respectively. create_table simply executes and commits the queries, wrapped in a try/except/else block. If nothing bad happens, the changes are committed to the database inside the else block, otherwise the exception and query are output in the except block. In case an exception is raised we also rollback any changes that were not committed.

At the very end of the script we close all active connections and cursors.

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Getting Started


  • Python 3.8.6 or higher

Project setup

# clone the repo
$ git clone

# move to the project folder
$ cd Django-Authentication

Creating virtual environment

  • Create a virtual environment for this project:
# creating pipenv environment for python 3
$ virtualenv venv

# activating the pipenv environment
$ cd venv/bin #windows environment you activate from Scripts folder

# if you have multiple python 3 versions installed then
$ source ./activate

Configured Enviromment

Environment variables

SECRET_KEY = #random string
DEBUG = #True or False
ALLOWED_HOSTS = #localhost
DATABASE_NAME = #database name (You can just use the default if you want to use SQLite)
DATABASE_USER = #database user for postgres
DATABASE_PASSWORD = #database password for postgres
DATABASE_HOST = #database host for postgres
DATABASE_PORT = #database port for postgres
ACCOUNT_EMAIL_VERIFICATION = #mandatory or optional
EMAIL_BACKEND = #email backend
EMAIL_HOST = #email host
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = #email host password
EMAIL_USE_TLS = # if your email use tls
EMAIL_PORT = #email port

change all the environment variables in the .env.sample and don't forget to rename it to .env.

Run the project

After Setup the environment, you can run the project using the Makefile provided in the project folder.

 @echo "Targets:"
 @echo "    make install" #install requirements
 @echo "    make makemigrations" #prepare migrations
 @echo "    make migrations" #migrate database
 @echo "    make createsuperuser" #create superuser
 @echo "    make run_server" #run the server
 @echo "    make lint" #lint the code using black
 @echo "    make test" #run the tests using Pytest

Preconfigured Packages

Includes preconfigured packages to kick start Django-Authentication by just setting appropriate configuration.

django-allauthIntegrated set of Django applications addressing authentication, registration, account management as well as 3rd party (social) account authentication.
django-crispy-formsdjango-crispy-forms provides you with a crispy filter and {% crispy %} tag that will let you control the rendering behavior of your Django forms in a very elegant and DRY way.


  • Django-Authentication is a simple project, so you can contribute to it by just adding your code to the project to improve it.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to open an issue or create a pull request.

Download Details:
Author: yezz123
Source Code:
License: MIT License

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