Allow specification of a global database table name prefix.
Reason for the project
1. Some (external) projects automatically use a database prefix for
interaction with a database. This is particularly common in implementations
of the Active Record pattern.
2. It is possible to define an explicit database table name in the Meta
class on a model; however, this is not as easily accomplished when dealing
with a third-party application. By providing a high-level interface for
adding prefixes there is a simple, consistent way to achieve this goal other
than forking the code or ad-hoc monkey patching.
1. Install using pip:
pip install django-db-prefix
2. Add django_db_prefix at the top of your INSTALLED_APPS list. It is
recommended that django_db_prefix is the first listed application, but it
is essential that it be loaded before the initialization of any model you
expect to be modified.
INSTALLED_APPS = ['django_db_prefix',] + INSTALLED_APPS
To add a common prefix to all models simply set `DB_PREFIX` to the string that
you want to be prepended.
DB_PREFIX = "foo_"
For example, for the model bar_app.models.Baz the default table would be:
By setting `DB_PREFIX` to `foo_`, the table would be `foo_bar_app_baz`.
TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.