I would like to change my functions in PyQGIS from SQLite databases to Geopackages. However, the SQL statements don't quite work as I had hoped. My table has the columns: task, completed, date With SQLITE the following function works as intended (see comments) with the Geopackage I get the following error message: AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'fetchedRowCount'.

What am I doing wrong?

working solution shows checkbox in the ListWidget, geopackage Version does not:

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def updateList(self, date):
    md = QgsProviderRegistry.instance().providerMetadata("ogr")
    con = md.createConnection( dbfile, {})

    # db = lite.connect(dbfile)
    # cursor = db.cursor()

    row = (date,)
    query = 'SELECT task, completed FROM tasks WHERE date ="%s"' %(row)
    # results = cursor.execute(query, row).fetchall()

    results = con.executeSql(query).fetchedRowCount()
    for result in results:
        item = QListWidgetItem(str(result[0]))
        item.setFlags(item.flags() | Qt.ItemIsUserCheckable)
        if result[1] == "YES":
        elif result[1] == "NO":

1 Answer 1


You need to use execSql instead of executeSql to use fetchedRowCount() which belongs to QueryResult class. execSql returns QueryResult. executeSql returns a list.

Because results must be iterable, you want to iterate over the data returned from the sql query. Therefore, you need the line below (remove .fetchedRowCount()):

results = con.executeSql(query)
  • Your right, i used the wrong executeSql. Unfortunately, I now get TypeError: 'int' object is not iterable... Any guess? I always thought Geopackage is based on a sqlite DB, too bad that you have to adapt the code anyway.
    – Omegon
    Aug 19, 2022 at 17:50
  • OK. Please check my edit. I have no chance to test the script. Aug 19, 2022 at 22:39
  • Thank you! The .fetchall() of the sqlite code irritated me. results = con.executeSql(query) without .fetchedRowCount() works.
    – Omegon
    Aug 20, 2022 at 11:53

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