FaunaDB Python

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Python driver for FaunaDB.


$ pip install faunadb


The following versions of Python are supported:

  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.3
  • Python 3.4
  • Python 3.5


Driver documentation is available at https://pythonhosted.org/faunadb/.

See the FaunaDB Documentation for a complete API reference, or look in tests for more examples.

Basic Usage

The first step for any program is to create a client instance. This object must be explicitly threaded through any code that needs to access FaunaDB.

FaunaDB can be used directly using the query API.

Building it yourself


$ virtualenv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
$ pip install .


To run the tests you must have a FaunaDB database available. Then set the environment variable FAUNA_ROOT_KEY to your database’s root key. If you use FaunaDB cloud, this is the password you log in with.

Then run make test. To test a single test, use e.g. python -m unittest tests.test_client.ClientTest.test_ping.


To run the tests with coverage, install the coverage dependencies with pip install .[coverage], and then run make coverage. A summary will be displayed to the terminal, and a detailed coverage report will be available at htmlcov/index.html.


Run pip install .[doc] to install the needed packages to generate the docs. Then run make doc, then open docs/_build/html/index.html in a web browser.


GitHub pull requests are very welcome.


Copyright 2016 Fauna, Inc.

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