Python (Django) Classroom Series – 05/Sept/2021


  • In relational database, there can be the following types of relations

    • one to one
    • Many to one
    • Many to Many
  • Many to One:

    • Consider the data about employees belonging to different departments stored in a table employee with their employee ID as primary key alongside a column that stores a department, this table also contains a colum that stores departments deopartment id.
    class Department(models.Model):
        name = models.CharField(max_length=50)
        description = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    class Employee(models.Model):
        name = models.CharField(max_length=50)
        email = models.EmailField(help_text="Email id of the employee")
        department = models.ForeignKey(Department, on_delete=models.CASCADE)
    • Many to Many:
      • models.ManyToManyField
    • One to One:
      • Python django has models.OneToOneField

Migration Commands

  • Make migrations which would create a file in migrations folder
python makemigrations <appname>
  • to view the migrations
python showmigrations
  • To understand the sql equivalent commands generated by migration
python sqlmigrate <app_name> <generated_file>
python sqlmigrate books 0001_inital
  • To apply the changes to the database
python migrate <appname>

Django’s Database CRUD Operations

  • Django ORM provides the capability to deal with the CRUD operations without dealing SQL Statements.
  • To do this lets enter the python Django’s shell
  • Execute python shell Preview
  • Now view the table in DB Browser Preview
  • Now try to write the following in the shell

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