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A minimalist SQLite wrapper library for Python which supports ORM features.

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A minimalist SQLite helper library for Python 3 which supports ORM features.

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puchikarui is available on PyPI and can be installed using pip.

pip install puchikarui
# or with python -m pip
python3 -m pip install puchikarui

Sample code

from puchikarui import Database

       name TEXT,
       age INTEGER

class PeopleDB(Database):
  def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        self.add_table('person', ['ID', 'name', 'age'], id_cols=('ID',))

db = PeopleDB('test.db')
people =
# create sample people records in the first run
if not people:
  print("Creating people records ...")
  for name, age in zip('ABCDE', range(20, 25)):
    db.person.insert(f'Person {name}', age)
  people =

print("All people")
for person in people:
  print(person.ID,, person.age)

For more information please see puchikarui documentation.

Why puchikarui

puchikarui is a tiny, 100% pure-Python library that provides extra functionality to Python 3's sqlite3 module. It helps working directly with sqlite3 easier, with less magic, and more control, rather than hiding sqlite3 module away from the users.

Although puchikarui does provide some ORM-like features, it is NOT an ORM library. If you want ORM features, please consider PonyORM, SQLAlchemy, or peewee.


The name puchikarui came from two Japanese words プチ (puchi) which means small, and 軽い (karui), which means light, soft, and gentle.

It represents the motivation for developing this library: a tiny, lightweight library that makes working with sqlite3 simpler.

$ python3 -m jamdict lookup "プチ"
Found entries
Entry: 1115200 | Kj:   | Kn: プチ
1. small ((prefix))

$ python3 -m jamdict lookup "軽い"
Found entries
Entry: 1252560 | Kj:  軽い | Kn: かるい, かろい
1. light (i.e. not heavy)/feeling light (i.e. offering little resistance, moving easily) ((adjective (keiyoushi)))
2. light (i.e. of foot)/effortless/nimble/agile ((adjective (keiyoushi)))
3. non-serious/minor/unimportant/trivial ((adjective (keiyoushi)))
4. slight/small/gentle/soft/easy/lighthearted (e.g. joke) ((adjective (keiyoushi)))
5. easy/simple ((adjective (keiyoushi)))
6. indiscriminate ((adjective (keiyoushi)))

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