Thanks for your interest in contributing to aioodbc, there are multiple ways and places you can contribute.

Reporting an Issue

If you have found issue with aioodbc please do not hesitate to file an issue on the GitHub project. When filing your issue please make sure you can express the issue with a reproducible test case.

When reporting an issue we also need as much information about your environment that you can include. We never know what information will be pertinent when trying narrow down the issue. Please include at least the following information:

  • Version of aioodbc and python.
  • Version of your ODBC database
  • Version of database ODBC driver
  • Version of unixODBC
  • Platform you’re running on (OS X, Linux, Windows).

Instructions for contributors

In order to make a clone of the GitHub repo: open the link and press the “Fork” button on the upper-right menu of the web page.

I hope everybody knows how to work with git and github nowadays :)

Work flow is pretty straightforward:

  1. Clone the GitHub repo
  2. Make a change
  3. Make sure all tests passed
  4. Commit changes to own aioodbc clone
  5. Make pull request from github page for your clone

Preconditions for running aioodbc test suite

We expect you to use a python virtual environment and docker to run our tests.

There are several ways to make a virtual environment.

If you like to use virtualenv please run:

$ cd aioodbc
$ virtualenv --python=`which python3.5` venv

For standard python venv:

$ cd aioodbc
$ python3.5 -m venv venv

For virtualenvwrapper:

$ cd aioodbc
$ mkvirtualenv --python=`which python3.5` aioodbc

There are other tools like pyvenv but you know the rule of thumb now: create a python3.5 virtual environment and activate it.

After that please install libraries required for development:

$ pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

We also recommend to install ipdb but it’s on your own:

$ pip install ipdb

Congratulations, you are ready to run the test suite

Install database

You do not need to install any databases, docker will pull images and create containers for you automatically, after the tests, containers will be removed.

Run aioodbc test suite

After all the preconditions are met you can run tests typing the next command:

$ make test

Or if you want to run only one particular test:

$ py.test tests/ -k test_basic_cursor

The command at first will run the static and style checkers (sorry, we don’t accept pull requests with pep8 or pyflakes errors).

On flake8 success the tests will be run.

Please take a look on the produced output.

Any extra texts (print statements and so on) should be removed.

Tests coverage

We are trying hard to have good test coverage; please don’t make it worse.


$ make cov

to run test suite and collect coverage information. Once the command has finished check your coverage at the file that appears in the last line of the output: open file:///.../aioodbc/htmlcov/index.html

Please go to the link and make sure that your code change is covered.


We encourage documentation improvements.

Please before making a Pull Request about documentation changes run:

$ make doc

Once it finishes it will output the index html page open file:///.../aioodbc/docs/_build/html/index.html.

Go to the link and make sure your doc changes looks good.

The End

After finishing all steps make a GitHub Pull Request, thanks.