Use SQLAlchemy ORMs to Access Tally Data in Python

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The CData Python Connector for Tally enables you to create Python applications and scripts that use SQLAlchemy Object-Relational Mappings of Tally data.

The rich ecosystem of Python modules lets you get to work quickly and integrate your systems effectively. With the CData Python Connector for Tally and the SQLAlchemy toolkit, you can build Tally-connected Python applications and scripts. This article shows how to use SQLAlchemy to connect to Tally data to query Tally data.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData Python Connector offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Tally data in Python. When you issue complex SQL queries from Tally, the CData Connector pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Tally and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connecting to Tally Data

Connecting to Tally data looks just like connecting to any relational data source. Create a connection string using the required connection properties. For this article, you will pass the connection string as a parameter to the create_engine function.

Set the following connection properties to connect to Tally Instance:

  • Url: Set this to the URL for your Tally instance. For example: http://localhost:9000.

Follow the procedure below to install SQLAlchemy and start accessing Tally through Python objects.

Install Required Modules

Use the pip utility to install the SQLAlchemy toolkit:

pip install sqlalchemy

Be sure to import the module with the following:

import sqlalchemy

Model Tally Data in Python

You can now connect with a connection string. Use the create_engine function to create an Engine for working with Tally data.

engine = create_engine("tally:///?Url='http://localhost:9000'")

Declare a Mapping Class for Tally Data

After establishing the connection, declare a mapping class for the table you wish to model in the ORM (in this article, we will model the Company table). Use the sqlalchemy.ext.declarative.declarative_base function and create a new class with some or all of the fields (columns) defined.

base = declarative_base()
class Company(base):
	__tablename__ = "Company"
	Name = Column(String,primary_key=True)
	Address = Column(String)
	...

Query Tally Data

With the mapping class prepared, you can use a session object to query the data source. After binding the Engine to the session, provide the mapping class to the session query method.

Using the query Method

engine = create_engine("tally:///?Url='http://localhost:9000'")
factory = sessionmaker(bind=engine)
session = factory()
for instance in session.query(Company).filter_by(CompanyNumber="1000"):
	print("Name: ", instance.Name)
	print("Address: ", instance.Address)
	print("---------")

Alternatively, you can use the execute method with the appropriate table object. The code below works with an active session.

Using the execute Method

Company_table = Company.metadata.tables["Company"]
for instance in session.execute(Company_table.select().where(Company_table.c.CompanyNumber == "1000")):
	print("Name: ", instance.Name)
	print("Address: ", instance.Address)
	print("---------")

For examples of more complex querying, including JOINs, aggregations, limits, and more, refer to the Help documentation for the extension.

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