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The only connector that lets you use Django with MongoDB without changing the Django ORM

Use MongoDB as a backend database for your Django project, without changing the Django ORM. Use the Django Admin GUI to add and modify documents in MongoDB.


  1. Install djongo:
    pip install djongo
  2. Into file of your project, add:
        'default': {
            'ENGINE': 'djongo',
            'NAME': 'your-db-name',
            'CLIENT': {
               'host': 'your-db-host',
  3. Run makemigrations <app_name> followed by migrate (ONLY the first time to create collections in mongoDB)


  1. Python 3.6 or higher.

  2. MongoDB 3.4 or higher.

  3. If your models use nested queries or sub querysets like:

    inner_qs = Blog.objects.filter(name__contains='Ch').values('name')
    entries = Entry.objects.filter(blog__name__in=inner_qs)

    MongoDB 3.6 or higher is required.

How it works

djongo is a SQL to mongodb query compiler. It translates a SQL query string into a mongoDB query document. As a result, all Django features, models etc. work as is.

Django contrib modules:


and others... fully supported.


  • Use Django Admin GUI to access MongoDB.
  • Embedded Model.
  • Embedded Array.
  • Embedded Form Fields.

Read the full documentation


If you think djongo is useful, please share it with the world!

You can contribute to the source code or the documentation by creating a simple pull request! You may want to refer to the design documentation to get an idea on how Django MongoDB connector is implemented.

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Questions and Discussion

  • Djongo groups is where you can watch for new release announcements, suggest improvements, and discuss topics pertaining to Django and MongoDB.
  • Issues, where things are not working as expected, please raise a git-hub issue ticket.
  • For questions and clarifications regarding usage, please put it up on stackoverflow instead.