Read existing tables from MySQL database in Django Models

MySQL tables need to have primary key assigned to one of the columns. Otherwise, django will try to find an ‘id’ column in the table.

Run the code below to let django scan the database and create models.py
python manage.py inspectdb > models.py

Sample of using models to call values from the database:
queryset = class_name_in_models.objects.all()
test = queryset.values_list('col_name')

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s