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Easily bundle example data with your django apps.

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Easily bundle example data with your django apps.


$ pip install django_addexampledata


Add 'django_addexampledata' to INSTALLED_APPS.


django_addexampledata provides two Django management commands:

Finds all apps with an, and runs appname.exampledata.add_exampledata() on these apps. See the howto below for more info.

Create an example user. See --help for the User attributes that can be set. Example:

python createexampleuser grandma --is-superuser

creates a superuser named grandma with password set to test.

addexampledata howto

Add to the root of your Django app (in the same directory as Add an add_exampledata function to this module. Your may look something like this:

from models import Page

def add_exampledata():
    aboutus = Page.objects.create(title="About us",
                                  body="Hello cruel world")
    contactinfo = Page.objects.create(title="Contact info",
                                      body="Coming soon.",

As long as your Django app is in INSTALLED_APPS, <appname>.exampledata.add_exampledata is run each time you run:

python addexampledata

addexampledata on specific apps

You can specify the apps that you want to add example data for as arguments for the command. Example:

python addexampledata myapp myotherapp

addexampledata adds the same data each time it runs!

You can solve this in two ways:

  1. (reccommended) Add a make target or something similar (we use a Fabric action) to reset your example database and re-run addexampledata. Use this action whenever you change/add models or exampledata.
  2. Check for existing items in add_exampledata() before inserting new data.
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