MySQLdb is an interface to an existing MySQL database server for Python.
Here’s a solution that always works:
File > Settings > Projectfrom the PyCharm menu.
- Select your current project.
- Click the
Python Interpretertab within your project tab.
- Click the small
+symbol to add a new library to the project.
- Now type in the library to be installed, in your example
"mysql-python"without quotes, and click
- Wait for the installation to terminate and close all popup windows.
Here’s the installation process as a short animated video—it works analogously for the MySQLdb library, just type in “mysql-python” in the search field instead:
Make sure to select only “MySQL-python” that is the package name for the MySQLdb connector library:
Alternatively, you can run the
pip install mysql-python command in your PyCharm “Terminal” view:
$ pip install mysql-python
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