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Thread-safe connection manager for psycopg2 connections.

Project Description

This package includes a managed connection for psycopg2 that provides thread-safe exclusive access to an underlying psycopg2.connection object.

This allows many threads to share the same connection instance (avoiding the TCP and process startup cost associated with establishing a new PostgreSQL connection) and ensures that threads do not release the connection with a transaction still in progress – either due to developer error, or an unhandled exception while a thread is interacting with the database.

ManagedConnection also will ensure that a connection that is closed upon entering the managed context will be opened.


Creating a Managed Connection

>>> from pgmanagedconnection import ManagedConnection
>>> dsn = 'postgres:///postgres'  # a libpq connection string
>>> manager = ManagedConnection(dsn)
>>> manager
<ManagedConnection: postgres:///postgres (closed)>

Making Queries

>>> with manager() as connection:
...     cursor = connection.cursor()
...     cursor.execute('SELECT 1')
...     cursor.fetchone()
...     connection.commit()

Dealing with Uncommitted Transactions

Leaving a transaction open when exiting the context manager will lead to a RuntimeError. This also results in any open transactions implicitly being rolled back.

>>> with manager() as connection:
...    cursor = connection.cursor()
...    cursor.execute('SELECT 1')
Traceback (most recent call last):
RuntimeError: Did not commit or rollback open transaction before releasing connection.

Dealing with Errors

The currently open transaction will be rolled back if an unhandled exception is encountered.

>>> import psycopg2
>>> with manager() as connection:
...    cursor = connection.cursor()
...    cursor.execute('SELECT 1')
...    assert manager.status is psycopg2.extensions.TRANSACTION_STATUS_INTRANS
...    raise NotImplementedError()
Traceback (most recent call last):
>>> manager.status is psycopg2.extensions.TRANSACTION_STATUS_IDLE



The test suite can be run with make test.

It assumes a running and accessible PostgreSQL server. The connection details are deferred to the underlying libpq implementation, and default values can be specified using libpq environment variables.

tox is also supported as a test runner (if installed.)

Testing with Docker

$ export PGPORT=5432
$ docker run -dp $PGPORT:5432 postgres
$ PGUSER=postgres make test

If using boot2docker, the PGHOST environment variable will also need to be set to the virtual machine IP address.

$ PGUSER=postgres PGHOST=$(boot2docker ip) make test

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