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Diagram of your database structure

Author:
vnbang2003
Posted:
July 30, 2011
Language:
Python
Version:
1.3
Tags:
graph er diagram
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0 (after 0 ratings)

This script generates an GraphViz graph of your database structure from your django apps list.

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#!/usr/bin/env python

# Copyright (C) 2008 
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.

# This program generates a graphviz file to plot a graph of your database layout.
# 
# Usage:
#
# Set PYTHONPATH and DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE for your django app
# ./graph.py app1,app2,app3  | dot -Tpng -o graph.png

import sys
from django.db.models import get_app, get_models

def graph(app, outfile):
    app_list = app.split(',')
    outfile.write("digraph G {\n")
    for app in app_list:
        models = get_models(get_app(app))
        for model in models:

        # Format the shape
            name = model._meta.object_name
            label = "%s\\n" % name + "\\n".join([field.name for field in model._meta._fields()])
            outfile.write("%s [shape=box,label=\"%s\"];" % (name, label))

            # Draw the relations
            for related in model._meta.get_all_related_objects():
                outfile.write("\t%s -> %s;\n" % (name, related.model._meta.object_name))

            for related in model._meta.get_all_related_many_to_many_objects():
                outfile.write("\t%s -> %s [dir=both];\n" % (name, related.model._meta.object_name))

    outfile.write("}\n")

if __name__=="__main__":
    
    if len(sys.argv) != 2:
        print "graph.py app1,app2"
        print "\tWrites a graph of your models suitable for processing with graphviz"
        sys.exit(1)
    graph(sys.argv[1], sys.stdout)

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