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5. How to convert existing databases to Django models?

Django comes with a utility called inspectdb that can create models by introspecting an existing database. You can view the output by running this command

$ python manage.py inspectdb

Befor running this you will have to configure your database in the settings.py file. The result will be a file containing a model for each table. You may want to save that file

$ python manage.py inspectdb > models.py

The output file will be saved to your current directory. Move that file to the correct app and you have a good starting point for further customizations.

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