Django - Multiple Databases

So I'm somewhat new to the whole Django databases and maybe I just don't fully understand the Django routers talked about here: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/db/multi-db/#database-routers but for the life of me I cant figure out how to link two databases together. Maybe it's because my set-up is different? The two databases are separate Django project folders and both have separate Postgre databases. I think that maybe the problem comes form them being in different folders and I'm not including the path names properly?

Here's what I have now:


DATABASES = { 'default': { 'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2', 'NAME': 'ClothesWashers', 'USER': '', 'PASSWORD': '', 'HOST': '', 'PORT': '', }, 'RECS': { 'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2', 'NAME': 'RECS', 'USER': '', 'PASSWORD': '', 'HOST': '', 'PORT': '', } }


INSTALLED_APPS = ( 'django.contrib.auth', 'django.contrib.contenttypes', 'django.contrib.sessions', 'django.contrib.sites', 'django.contrib.messages', 'django.contrib.staticfiles', 'django.contrib.admin', 'django_extensions', 'ClothesWasher_Purchaser', )


DATABASE_ROUTERS = ['ClothesWashers.db_routers.RECS_Router',]


class RECS_Router(object): def db_for_read(self, model, **hints): if model._meta.app_label == 'RECS_Data': return 'RECS' return 'default'

All I want to be able to do is call the RECS_Data app in the RECS database by doing something like this so that I can read from it:

import os os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'ClothesWashers.settings' from RECS_Data.models import RecsData g = RecsData._meta.fields

Thank you anyone who would be willing to help me!


I guess you can read a secondary database with using.

Try like this.

i.e RecsData.using("RECS")._meta.fields

For more refer here https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/db/multi-db/#manually-selecting-a-database


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