[SOLVED] Python MySQL connector – unread result found when using fetchone

Issue

I am inserting JSON data into a MySQL database

I am parsing the JSON and then inserting it into a MySQL db using the python connector

Through trial, I can see the error is associated with this piece of code

for steps in result['routes'][0]['legs'][0]['steps']:
    query = ('SELECT leg_no FROM leg_data WHERE travel_mode = %s AND Orig_lat = %s AND Orig_lng = %s AND Dest_lat = %s AND Dest_lng = %s AND time_stamp = %s')
    if steps['travel_mode'] == "pub_tran":
        travel_mode = steps['travel_mode']
        Orig_lat = steps['var_1']['dep']['lat']
        Orig_lng = steps['var_1']['dep']['lng']
        Dest_lat = steps['var_1']['arr']['lat']
        Dest_lng = steps['var_1']['arr']['lng']
        time_stamp = leg['_sent_time_stamp'] 
    if steps['travel_mode'] =="a_pied":
        query = ('SELECT leg_no FROM leg_data WHERE travel_mode = %s AND Orig_lat = %s AND Orig_lng = %s AND Dest_lat = %s AND Dest_lng = %s AND time_stamp = %s')
        travel_mode = steps['travel_mode']
        Orig_lat = steps['var_2']['lat']
        Orig_lng = steps['var_2']['lng']
        Dest_lat = steps['var_2']['lat']
        Dest_lng = steps['var_2']['lng']
        time_stamp = leg['_sent_time_stamp']
    cursor.execute(query,(travel_mode, Orig_lat, Orig_lng, Dest_lat, Dest_lng, time_stamp))
    leg_no = cursor.fetchone()[0]
    print(leg_no)

I have inserted higher level details and am now searching the database to associate this lower level information with its parent. The only way to find this unique value is to search via the origin and destination coordinates with the time_stamp. I believe the logic is sound and by printing the leg_no immediately after this section, I can see values which appear at first inspection to be correct

However, when added to the rest of the code, it causes subsequent sections where more data is inserted using the cursor to fail with this error –

    raise errors.InternalError("Unread result found.")
mysql.connector.errors.InternalError: Unread result found.

The issue seems similar to MySQL Unread Result with Python

Is the query too complex and needs splitting or is there another issue?

If the query is indeed too complex, can anyone advise how best to split this?

EDIT As per @Gord’s help, Ive tried to dump any unread results

cursor.execute(query,(leg_travel_mode, leg_Orig_lat, leg_Orig_lng, leg_Dest_lat, leg_Dest_lng))
            leg_no = cursor.fetchone()[0]
            try:
                cursor.fetchall()
            except mysql.connector.errors.InterfaceError as ie:
                if ie.msg == 'No result set to fetch from.':
                    pass
                else:
                    raise
            cursor.execute(query,(leg_travel_mode, leg_Orig_lat, leg_Orig_lng, leg_Dest_lat, leg_Dest_lng, time_stamp))

But, I still get

raise errors.InternalError("Unread result found.")
mysql.connector.errors.InternalError: Unread result found.
[Finished in 3.3s with exit code 1]

scratches head

EDIT 2 – when I print the ie.msg, I get –

No result set to fetch from

Solution

All that was required was for buffered to be set to true!

cursor = cnx.cursor(buffered=True)

The reason is that without a buffered cursor, the results are “lazily” loaded, meaning that “fetchone” actually only fetches one row from the full result set of the query. When you will use the same cursor again, it will complain that you still have n-1 results (where n is the result set amount) waiting to be fetched. However, when you use a buffered cursor the connector fetches ALL rows behind the scenes and you just take one from the connector so the mysql db won’t complain.

Answered By – LearningSlowly

Answer Checked By – Dawn Plyler (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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