pandas.read_sql_table(table_name, con, index_col=None, coerce_float=True, parse_dates=None, columns=None)

Read SQL database table into a DataFrame.

Given a table name and an SQLAlchemy engine, returns a DataFrame. This function does not support DBAPI connections.

Parameters :

table_name : string

Name of SQL table in database

con : SQLAlchemy engine

Sqlite DBAPI conncection mode not supported

index_col : string, optional

Column to set as index

coerce_float : boolean, default True

Attempt to convert values to non-string, non-numeric objects (like decimal.Decimal) to floating point. Can result in loss of Precision.

parse_dates : list or dict

  • List of column names to parse as dates
  • Dict of {column_name: format string} where format string is strftime compatible in case of parsing string times or is one of (D, s, ns, ms, us) in case of parsing integer timestamps
  • Dict of {column_name: arg dict}, where the arg dict corresponds to the keyword arguments of pandas.to_datetime() Especially useful with databases without native Datetime support, such as SQLite

columns : list

List of column names to select from sql table

Returns :


See also

Read SQL query into a DataFrame.