Django-MySQL extends Django's built-in MySQL and MariaDB support their specific features not available on other databases.
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Django-MySQL extends Django’s built-in MySQL and MariaDB support their specific features not available on other databases.
What kind of features?
‘Smart’ iteration - chunked pagination across a large queryset
approx_count for quick estimates of count()
Quick pt-visual-explain of the underlying query
MariaDB Dynamic Columns for storing dictionaries
Comma-separated fields for storing lists and sets
‘Missing’ fields: differently sized BinaryField/TextField classes, BooleanFields represented by BIT(1)
ORM expressions for over 20 MySQL-specific functions
A new cache backend that makes use of MySQL’s upsert statement and does compression
Status variable inspection and utility methods
Named locks for easy locking of e.g. external resources
Table lock manager for hard to pull off data migrations
To see them all, check out the exposition at https://django-mysql.readthedocs.io/en/latest/exposition.html .
Requirements and Installation
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