sqlfluff VS sqlparse

Compare sqlfluff vs sqlparse and see what are their differences.


A modular SQL linter and auto-formatter with support for multiple dialects and templated code. (by sqlfluff)


A non-validating SQL parser module for Python (by andialbrecht)
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9.4 5.8
2 days ago 18 days ago
Python Python
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of sqlfluff. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of sqlparse. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-06.
  • Data Load Diagram
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/dataengineering | 6 Mar 2023
    Gotcha, since we haven't actually written all of this yet I don't have any useful code snippets to share but we've discussed tackling the problem internally using something like sqlparse. You'd need to identify the relevant sql chunks, parse them for table dependency information and then create the relevant entities in whichever data lineage tool you were using.
  • This Week In Python
    5 projects | dev.to | 16 Sep 2022
    sqlparse – A non-validating SQL parser module for Python
  • Open Source SQL Parsers
    17 projects | dev.to | 8 Oct 2021
    Regular expressions is a popular approach to extract information from SQL statements. However, regular expressions quickly become too complex to handle common features like WITH, sub-queries, windows clauses, aliases and quotes. sqlparse is a popular python package that uses regular expressions to parse SQL.
  • Automated SQL formatting checks
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/dataengineering | 27 Sep 2021
    This one is not bad: https://github.com/andialbrecht/sqlparse.
  • Let's write a compiler, part 5: A code generator
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Aug 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing sqlfluff and sqlparse you can also consider the following projects:

vscode-sqlfluff - An extension to use the sqlfluff linter in vscode.

pyparsing - Python library for creating PEG parsers [Moved to: https://github.com/pyparsing/pyparsing]

zetasql - ZetaSQL - Analyzer Framework for SQL

PLY - Python Lex-Yacc

Lark - Lark is a parsing toolkit for Python, built with a focus on ergonomics, performance and modularity.

dbt-utils - Utility functions for dbt projects.


soda-sql - Data profiling, testing, and monitoring for SQL accessible data.

ale - Check syntax in Vim asynchronously and fix files, with Language Server Protocol (LSP) support

python-user-agents - A Python library that provides an easy way to identify devices like mobile phones, tablets and their capabilities by parsing (browser) user agent strings.


JSqlParser - JSqlParser parses an SQL statement and translate it into a hierarchy of Java classes. The generated hierarchy can be navigated using the Visitor Pattern