|Author:||Mike Dirolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
DjanMon is a demo showing how to use MongoDB and PyMongo from a Django project.
As of this writing there is no support for using MongoDB as a django.db backend. There is at least one project trying to implement this type of direct support for Django, although some people disagree with that approach.
This project is an attempt to show how MongoDB can be used from within a Django project even without django.db support.
MongoDB and Django
Since Django models don't work with MongoDB, you'll need to disable the authentication, admin and sessions components (all of which depend on Django models) in settings.py. You should also leave all of the DATABASE_* settings set to the empty string. The relevant sections of settings.py should look something like the following:
DATABASE_ENGINE = '' DATABASE_NAME = '' DATABASE_USER = '' DATABASE_PASSWORD = '' DATABASE_HOST = '' DATABASE_PORT = '' MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = ( 'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware', # 'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware', # 'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware', ) INSTALLED_APPS = ( # 'django.contrib.auth', 'django.contrib.contenttypes', # 'django.contrib.sessions', 'django.contrib.sites', )
Also, keep in mind you won't need to use manage.py to sync your database like you normally would with Django - MongoDB is schema-free!
You'll need Django, MongoDB and PyMongo installed to run DjanMon.