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Fixed #19775 - Clarified requirements of the "default" database.

Thanks monkut for the report and wsmith323 for the patch.
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commit 31bcb102b24338e5cc0e69ade997e8fdc257b6b5 1 parent 799be90
Tim Graham authored February 23, 2013

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  1. 6  docs/topics/db/multi-db.txt
6  docs/topics/db/multi-db.txt
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 Databases can have any alias you choose. However, the alias
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 ``default`` has special significance. Django uses the database with
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 the alias of ``default`` when no other database has been selected. If
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-you don't have a ``default`` database, you need to be careful to
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-always specify the database that you want to use.
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+the concept of a ``default`` database doesn't make sense in the context
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+of your project, you need to be careful to always specify the database
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+that you want to use. Django requires that a ``default`` database entry
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+be defined, but the parameters can be left blank if it will not be used.
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 The following is an example ``settings.py`` snippet defining two
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 databases -- a default PostgreSQL database and a MySQL database called

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