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SQL queries formatting (and soon basic schema less validation)

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SQL queries formatting (and soon basic schema less validation)


Formatting can be used in 2 ways:

  • formatting Python files that contain SQL strings tagged with # sqlformat from the command line:

sqlvalidator --format or sqlvalidator --format myproject/

  • formatting Python strings that represent SQL:

sqlvalidator.format_sql("SELECT * FROM table")

Both output the same formatted string for the same input SQL.

One can verify that all files are correctly formatted using sqlvalidator --check-format

Which won't write the file back and just return a status code. Status code 0 means nothing would change. Status code 1 means some files would reformatted.


To be implemented yet, but should become the main added-value of this lib.

Suggested API:

import sqlvalidator

sql_query = sqlvalidator.parse("SELECT * from table")

if not sql_query.is_valid():

Ideally, this package should provide a basic SQL validation:

  • not using a missing column
  • existing functions
  • correct aggregations
  • schema-less (not assume that table names and columns in those exist)
  • types correctness in functions

(only on SELECT-statements)

More advanced features:

  • depending on the backend (standard SQL, postgresql, BigQuery, Legacy BigQuery...)
  • Flexible internal SQL representation to do advanced validation
  • With provided schema (to validate that columns exist)

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