Following this Django by Example tutotrial here: http://lightbird.net/dbe/todo_list.html
The tutorial says:
"This changes our table layout and we’ll have to ask Django to reset and recreate tables:
manage.py reset todo; manage.py syncdb"
though, when I run
manage.py reset todo, I get the error:
$ python manage.py reset todo - Unknown command: 'reset'
Is this because I am using sqlite3 and not postgresql?
Can somebody tell me what the command is to reset the database?
python manage.py sqlclear todo returns the error:
$ python manage.py sqlclear todo CommandError: App with label todo could not be found. Are you sure your INSTALLED_APPS setting is correct?
So I added 'todo' to my INSTALLED_APPS in settings.py, and ran
python manage.py sqlclear todo again, resulting in this error:
$ python manage.py sqlclear todo - NameError: name 'admin' is not defined
reset has been replaced by
flush with Django 1.5, see:
python manage.py help flush
It looks like the 'flush' answer will work for some, but not all cases. I needed not just to flush the values in the database, but to recreate the tables properly. I'm not using migrations yet (early days) so I really needed to drop all the tables.
Two ways I've found to drop all tables, both require something other than core django.
If you're on Heroku, drop all the tables with pg:reset:
heroku pg:reset DATABASE_URL heroku run python manage.py syncdb
If you can install Django Extensions, it has a way to do a complete reset:
python ./manage.py reset_db --router=default