Using MySQL Database with Django Project

Mahabubur Rahman
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Initially Django support Sqlit and Postgresql Database, but by installing the MySQL client package we can use MySQL database with the Django project.

So now I will describe the necessary configuration required to connect Django with the MySQL database.

Step - 1: Installing MySQL Client
Install MySQL client through pip using the command 

pip install mysqlclient

Step - 2: Setting Database Connection 
Open the settings.py file of the Django project. Here update the database connection settings as bellow

DATABASES = { 'default': { 'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.mysql', 'NAME': 'test_dashboard', 'USER': 'test_user', 'PASSWORD': 'test_pass', 'HOST': 'localhost', 'PORT': '3306', } }
Here -
ENGINE : database engine.
NAME : database user name.
PASSWORD : database user password.
HOST : database server host.
PORT : database port.


Step - 3: Make Migrations
Now run the below commands - 

python manage.py makemigrations
python manage.py migrate


This will migrate all Django Models to MySQL schema.


This is how you can connect your Django web application with the MySQL database.


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