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========= Nashvegas ========= The purpose of this app is to enable a plug and play method for managing database changes. Database migrations is a large topic with a lot of different approaches. This approach worked well for my needs and maybe it will for you as well. How to Use ---------- * pip install nashvegas * Add the application to your INSTALLED_APPS list in your settings.py file. * Execute the command line: $ ./manage.py upgradedb --create|--list|--execute Options ------- * ``--create`` - Compares database with current models in apps that are installed and outputs the sql for them so that you can easily pipe the contents to a migration. * ``--list`` - Lists all the scripts that will need to be executed. * ``--execute`` - Executes all the scripts that need to be executed. * ``--seed`` - Populates Migration model with scripts that have already been applied to your database and effectively want to skip execution. Conventions ----------- Part of the simplicity of this solution is based on the naming conventions of the sql scripts. They should be named in a manner that enforces order. Some examples include:: 0001_short_comment_about_migration.sql 0001.sql The model, ``nashvegas.Migration`` will get synced into your database if it doesn't exist when you go to execute any of the ``upgradedb`` commands. In this model the scripts that have been executed will be recorded, effectively versioning your database. In addition to sql scripts, ``--execute`` will also execute python scripts that are in the directory. This are run in filename order interleaved with the sql scripts. For example:: 0001.sql 0002.py 0003.sql The Python script will be executed 2nd between ``0000.sql`` and ``0003.sql``. The script will only be executed if the module contains a callable named ``migrate``. It is a good idea to put all your executing code within a class or series of functions or within a singe ``migrate()`` function so as to avoid code executing upon import. For example, your script might light like this if you need to update all your product codes on next release:: from store.models import Product def migrate(): for product in Product.objects.all(): product.code = "NEW-%s" % product.code product.save()