Python MS SQL Server check database exists or not

Python MS SQL Server check database exists or not

Python MS SQL Server check database exists or not
In our previous article, Python MS SQL Server create database, we created the database cpp_db. But before creating a database, we should confirm that the database is not already existing in server. In case we try to create a database that is already existing, it gives below error.
'cpp_db' already exists. Choose a different database name.

In this article, we will demonstrate how to check if a database is existing or not using Python. In order to that, we have to fetch the list of all the database. After that check database name in list or not.

Here is the python3 source code to check if database exists or not

# Below Code snippet is check the existence of database in the SQL Server
import pyodbc
server = 'Mypc' 
username = 'sa' 
password = 'Windows1'
new_database = 'cpp_db'
#Connecting to MS SQL Server
connection = None
    connection = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server};SERVER='+server+';UID='+username+';PWD='+ password)
    print('Connected to SQL Server Successfully')
    print('Connection failed to SQL Server')

if connection is not None:
    connection.autocommit = True

#Asking user to enter database name he wants to check
database_name = input('Enter database name to check exist or not: ')

cur = connection.cursor()
cur.execute("SELECT name FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases where name=?;",(database_name,))


#Printing if database exists or not
if not data:
    print("'{}' Database does not exist.".format(database_name))
    print("'{}' Database already exists".format(database_name))

# After all operation is done close the database connection and cursor