Prakhar Srivastava Prakhar Srivastava - 6 months ago 17
MySQL Question

I don't know my Database name

I am new to python-django.

I made a database in django and I am able to call all the functions and use it properly. The problem is that I don't know if the database is in mySql or SQLite.

I ran sqlite and sqlite3 commands in terminal and it says that program is not installed. When I run MySQL commands, it is installed but doesn't show my database in

show databases
command.

I didn't know about the changes in
settings.py
file and directly jumped into
views.py
file.

I don't know my database name also. I am posting my
settings.py
file. Can anyone help please, I have to create dump of my database.

import os

# Build paths inside the project like this: os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ...)
BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))


# Quick-start development settings - unsuitable for production
# See https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/howto/deployment/checklist/

# SECURITY WARNING: keep the secret key used in production secret!
SECRET_KEY = ')mjm**********************************0b'

# SECURITY WARNING: don't run with debug turned on in production!
DEBUG = True

ALLOWED_HOSTS = []


# Application definition

INSTALLED_APPS = [
'django.contrib.admin',
'django.contrib.auth',
'django.contrib.contenttypes',
'django.contrib.sessions',
'django.contrib.messages',
'django.contrib.staticfiles',
'law_app',
]
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = [
'django.middleware.security.SecurityMiddleware',
'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
'django.contrib.auth.middleware.SessionAuthenticationMiddleware',
'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
]

ROOT_URLCONF = 'TheLawyerApp.urls'

TEMPLATES = [
{
'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
'DIRS': [],
'APP_DIRS': True,
'OPTIONS': {
'context_processors': [
'django.template.context_processors.debug',
'django.template.context_processors.request',
'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
],
},
},
]

WSGI_APPLICATION = 'TheLawyerApp.wsgi.application'


DATABASES = {
'default': {
'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
'NAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'db.sqlite3'),
}
}


# Password validation
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/ref/settings/#auth-password-validators

AUTH_PASSWORD_VALIDATORS = [
{
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.UserAttributeSimilarityValidator',
},
{
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.MinimumLengthValidator',
},
{
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.CommonPasswordValidator',
},
{
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.NumericPasswordValidator',
},
]


# Internationalization
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/topics/i18n/

LANGUAGE_CODE = 'en-us'

TIME_ZONE = 'UTC'

USE_I18N = True

USE_L10N = True

USE_TZ = True


# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/howto/static-files/

STATIC_URL = '/static/'

Answer

Python comes with sqlite3 included, but if you only want to dump the data then:

django-admin dumpdata

or

python manage.py dumpdata

will do it for you. For more details read: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/ref/django-admin/#dumpdata where it says:

--output OUTPUT, -o OUTPUT

New in Django 1.8.

Specifies a file to write the serialized data to. By default, the data goes to standard output.

which means that if you're using a Django version >= 1.8 you could use:

python manage.py dumpdata --output my-database-dump.json

and if you're on an earlier version of Django you would need to use:

python manage.py dumpdata > my-database-dump.json