5. How to convert existing databases to Django models?¶
Django comes with a utility called
inspectdb that can create models by introspecting an existing database. You can view the output by running this command
$ python manage.py inspectdb
Befor running this you will have to configure your database in the
settings.py file. The result will be a file containing a model for each table. You may want to save that file
$ python manage.py inspectdb > models.py
The output file will be saved to your current directory. Move that file to the correct app and you have a good starting point for further customizations.