Trindaz Trindaz - 4 months ago 21
Python Question

Django script to access model objects without using manage.py shell

I'm writing a script to import some model objects into the database my django application uses. In the past I've solved this by running

./manage.py shell
and then
import myscript
. I'm sure there's a better way. I'd like to be able to call a script from anywhere on my HD using
python scriptname.py
, and in the first few lines of that script it would do whatever imports / other operations necessary so that it can access model objects and behave as though it was run using
manage.py shell
.

What do I need to add to my script to achieve this?

EDIT:

Based on @Melug's answer, with addition of dynamically setting Python path to address the 'anywhere on my HD' part of the question:

import sys
sys.path.append('c:\\my_projec_src_folder')
from myproject import settings
from django.core.management import setup_environ
setup_environ(settings)

Answer Source

You need to setup django environment first:

from your_project import settings
from django.core.management import setup_environ
setup_environ(settings)

At last import your models, everything goes just like django.