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[1.6.x] Fixed #5726 -- Documented that inspectdb doesn't detect defau…

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``inspectdb`` works with PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite. Foreign-key detection
only works in PostgreSQL and with certain types of MySQL tables.
+Django doesn't create database defaults when a
+:attr:`~django.db.models.Field.default` is specified on a model field.
+Similarly, database defaults aren't translated to model field defaults or
+detected in any fashion by ``inspectdb``.
+
By default, ``inspectdb`` creates unmanaged models. That is, ``managed = False``
in the model's ``Meta`` class tells Django not to manage each table's creation
and deletion. If you do want to allow Django to manage the table's lifecycle,
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