ozgur ozgur - 2 months ago 24
Python Question

Django - Difference between import django.conf.settings and import settings

What is the basic difference between the following import statements in a Django web app?

import settings


and

from django.conf import settings

Answer
import settings

Will import settings(.py) module of your Django project (if you are writing this code from the "root" package of your application, of course)

from django.conf import settings

Will import settings object from django.conf package (Django's provided files). This is important, because

[..] note that your code should not import from either global_settings or your own settings file. django.conf.settings abstracts the concepts of default settings and site-specific settings; it presents a single interface. It also decouples the code that uses settings from the location of your settings.

UPDATE: if you want to define some own settings, see this part of the documentation

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