bababa bababa - 3 months ago 24
Python Question

Access django models inside of Scrapy

Is it possible to access my django models inside of a Scrapy pipeline, so that I can save my scraped data straight to my model?

I've seen this, but I don't really get how to set it up?

Answer

If anyone else is having the same problem, this is how I solved it.

I added this to my scrapy settings.py file:

def setup_django_env(path):
    import imp, os
    from django.core.management import setup_environ

    f, filename, desc = imp.find_module('settings', [path])
    project = imp.load_module('settings', f, filename, desc)       

    setup_environ(project)

setup_django_env('/path/to/django/project/')

Note: the path above is to your django project folder, not the settings.py file.

Now you will have full access to your django models inside of your scrapy project.

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