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A Django data dump script generator

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This is a Django data dump script generator.

It produces command line scripts usable within a Makefile or as a simple bash scripts to dump or load data with Django from the many app names you give it.

It need a dependancies map to know what is required to be dumped.


Currently it only have two maps one for “djangocms-2” and one for “djangocms-3” projects, and so it only knows about:

  • Django contrib auth;
  • Django sites;
  • emencia.django.countries;
  • contact_form;
  • DjangoCMS and its common plugins;
  • Zinnia;
  • Porticus;
  • South;
  • django-tagging;
  • django-taggit;
  • easy-thumbnails;
  • django-filer;
  • django-google-tools;
  • emencia-django-socialaggregator;
  • emencia-django-slideshows;

Note : Many app depends on Django’s content types but we don’t matter because it is automatically filled by Django and we should never try to dump/load it.


  • Dumps order does matter to respect module’s dependancies;
  • model or dependancy names can be string or either a list of names, take care that string is splitted on white spaces, if you use excude flag like ‘-e’ with your model names, allways use a list;
  • Circular dependancies is possible;

Sample map :

    ('DUMP_NAME_KEY', {
        'use_natural_key': true,
        'models': 'mymodel',
        'dependancies': [],

Where :

Is the dump entry name, can be anything but commonly this is the app package name, this is what is used in embedded map files.
A boolean to define if the dump can use natural key, if not defined, a dump entry is assumed to support natural key.
Is either a string of the model name or a list model names. Django accept either an app name from which it will take all its models, or a specific app model.
Either a string of another dump names to depends of. They will be taken also even if they haven’t been explicitely requested from user.



  • fix typo bug on exclude_apps build


  • fix API bug with exclude_apps option


  • Add optional ‘dump_other_apps’ and ‘exclude_apps’;
  • Pep8 fixes;
  • Add changelog file;


  • Minor fix in base template;


  • Fix dumpdata template line;
  • Fix emencia.django.countries dependancy model in maps;


  • Refactoring code;


  • First alpha version;

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