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=========================================Integrating Django with a legacy database=========================================While Django is best suited for developing new applications, it's quitepossible to integrate it into legacy databases. Django includes a couple ofutilities to automate as much of this process as possible.This document assumes you know the Django basics, as covered in the:doc:`tutorial </intro/tutorial01>`.Once you've got Django set up, you'll follow this general process to integratewith an existing database.Give Django your database parameters====================================You'll need to tell Django what your database connection parameters are, andwhat the name of the database is. Do that by editing the :setting:`DATABASES`setting and assigning values to the following keys for the ``'default'``connection:* :setting:`NAME`* :setting:`ENGINE`* :setting:`USER`* :setting:`PASSWORD`* :setting:`HOST`* :setting:`PORT`Auto-generate the models========================.. highlight:: bashDjango comes with a utility called :djadmin:`inspectdb` that can create modelsby introspecting an existing database. You can view the output by running thiscommand:: python manage.py inspectdbSave this as a file by using standard Unix output redirection:: python manage.py inspectdb > models.pyThis feature is meant as a shortcut, not as definitive model generation. See the:djadmin:`documentation of inspectdb <inspectdb>` for more information.Once you've cleaned up your models, name the file ``models.py`` and put it inthe Python package that holds your app. Then add the app to your:setting:`INSTALLED_APPS` setting.Install the core Django tables==============================Next, run the :djadmin:`syncdb` command to install any extra needed databaserecords such as admin permissions and content types:: python manage.py syncdbTest and tweak==============Those are the basic steps -- from here you'll want to tweak the models Djangogenerated until they work the way you'd like. Try accessing your data via theDjango database API, and try editing objects via Django's admin site, and editthe models file accordingly.