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Use Database URLs in your Django Application.

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README.rst

DJ-Database-URL

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This simple Django utility allows you to utilize the 12factor inspired DATABASE_URL environment variable to configure your Django application.

Usage

Configure your database in settings.py from DATABASE_URL (default is optional):

DATABASES = {'default': dj_database_url.config(default='postgres://...')}

Parse an arbitrary Database URL:

DATABASES = {'default': dj_database_url.parse('postgres://...')}

Supported databases

Support currently exists for PostgreSQL, PostGIS, MySQL, MySQL (GIS) and SQLite.

SQLite connects to file based databases. The same URL format is used, omitting the hostname, and using the "file" portion as the filename of the database. This has the effect of four slashes being present for an absolute file path: sqlite:////full/path/to/your/database/file.sqlite.

Installation

Installation is simple too:

$ pip install dj-database-url
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