Create a TCP connection by using SQLAlchemy

Create a TCP connection to Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL by using SQLAlchemy.

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# Remember - storing secrets in plaintext is potentially unsafe. Consider using
# something like to help keep
# secrets secret.
db_user = os.environ["DB_USER"]
db_pass = os.environ["DB_PASS"]
db_name = os.environ["DB_NAME"]
db_host = os.environ["DB_HOST"]

# Extract host and port from db_host
host_args = db_host.split(":")
db_hostname, db_port = host_args[0], int(host_args[1])

pool = sqlalchemy.create_engine(
    # Equivalent URL:
    # postgresql+pg8000://<db_user>:<db_pass>@<db_host>:<db_port>/<db_name>
        username=db_user,  # e.g. "my-database-user"
        password=db_pass,  # e.g. "my-database-password"
        host=db_hostname,  # e.g. ""
        port=db_port,  # e.g. 5432
        database=db_name  # e.g. "my-database-name"

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