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Alternate method of autoloading Django models in ipython

Author:
drewr
Posted:
January 16, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
django model manage.py shell ipython
Score:
9 (after 9 ratings)

This is a little improvement to the idea from sheats a few days ago.

I like it over the previous solutions because it doesn't involve doing anything other than running ./manage.py shell inside your project directory. You don't have to create any files anywhere or remember to call anything, and ipython still works fine outside of a Django project.

Throw this code in ~/.ipython/ipy_user_conf.py (ipythonrc has apparently been deprecated).

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def load_django_models():
    try:
        from django.db.models.loading import get_models
        for m in get_models():
            ip.ex("from %s import %s" % (m.__module__, m.__name__))
    except ImportError:
        print "INFO: could not find a django env"

...

def main():
    ...
    load_django_models()

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Comments

jpt (on January 16, 2008):

great snippet, I use ipython for other things (virtually everything actually) so I changed the code to

def load_django_models():
    try:
        from django.db.models.loading import get_models
        for m in get_models():
            ip.ex("from %s import %s" % (m.__module__, m.__name__))
        print 'INFO: Loaded Django models.'
    except ImportError:
        pass

but other than that, terrific

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chrisyoung (on June 15, 2009):

If you're using a virtualenv and ipython is having trouble finding your project settings, I found that adding this to the snippet helped:

os.environ["DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE"] = "settings"

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