vandelay vandelay - 3 months ago 27
Python Question

How to run createsuperuser from PyDev Django shell

I can't figure out how to do

python manage.py createsuperuser
in my PyDev Django shell.

I was hoping something below would work, but nothing did. I've never really used these shells before, and hope there's a way to create this superuser with a shell.

import manage
python manage.py createsuperuser
File "<ipython-input-15-fcfe38f02d6e>", line 1
python manage.py createsuperuser
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax


I tried doing it with the Windows cmd, which led to this error:

C:\Users\Rasmus\workspace\Crowd\src>python manage.py createsuperuser
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\backends\mysql\base.py", line 25, in <module>
import MySQLdb as Database
ImportError: No module named 'MySQLdb'


During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "manage.py", line 10, in <module>
execute_from_command_line(sys.argv)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\__init__.py", line 353, in execute_from_command_line
utility.execute()
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\__init__.py", line 327, in execute
django.setup()
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\__init__.py", line 18, in setup
apps.populate(settings.INSTALLED_APPS)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\apps\registry.py", line 108, in populate
app_config.import_models(all_models)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\apps\config.py", line 202, in import_models
self.models_module = import_module(models_module_name)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\importlib\__init__.py", line 126, in import_module
return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 986, in _gcd_import
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 969, in _find_and_load
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 958, in _find_and_load_unlocked
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 673, in _load_unlocked
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 662, in exec_module
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 222, in _call_with_frames_removed
File "C:\Users\Rasmus\workspace\Crowd\src\Cr\models.py", line 3, in <module>
class User(models.Model):
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\models\base.py", line 108, in __new__
new_class.add_to_class('_meta', Options(meta, app_label))
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\models\base.py", line 307, in add_to_class
value.contribute_to_class(cls, name)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\models\options.py", line 263, in contribute_to_class
self.db_table = truncate_name(self.db_table, connection.ops.max_name_length())
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\__init__.py", line 36, in __getattr__
return getattr(connections[DEFAULT_DB_ALIAS], item)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\utils.py", line 212, in __getitem__
backend = load_backend(db['ENGINE'])
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\utils.py", line 116, in load_backend
return import_module('%s.base' % backend_name)
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\importlib\__init__.py", line 126, in import_module
return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 986, in _gcd_import
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 969, in _find_and_load
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 958, in _find_and_load_unlocked
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 673, in _load_unlocked
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 662, in exec_module
File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 222, in _call_with_frames_removed
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\django\db\backends\mysql\base.py", line 28, in <module>
raise ImproperlyConfigured("Error loading MySQLdb module: %s" % e)
django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: Error loading MySQLdb module: No module named 'MySQLdb'


Which I find weird seeing as my Django is connected to my database and that I can store and retrieve objects from the database within PyDev.

Are there other ways to
createsuperuser
than using shell or cmd? Like doing it with a method?

Answer
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "myapp.settings")
from django.core.management import execute_from_command_line
execute_from_command_line(["manage.py","createsuperuser"])
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