How to get all table names in a Django app?
I use the following code but it doesn't get the tables created by ManyToManyField
from django.db.models import get_app, get_models app = get_app(app_name) for model in get_models(app): print model._meta.db_table
from django.db import connection tables = connection.introspection.table_names() seen_models = connection.introspection.installed_models(tables)
As seen in the syncdb command for manage.py.
In a comment below, years after the answer above, ThePhi says (I haven't tested it):
from django.apps import apps from django.contrib import admin from django.contrib.admin.sites import AlreadyRegistered app_models = apps.get_app_config('my_app').get_models()
The simplest answer, that still allows you to pick which app you want, is to modify your code with one extra argument "include_auto_created".
from django.db.models import get_app, get_models app = get_app(app_name) for model in get_models(app, include_auto_created=True): print model._meta.db_table
Obviously I got this by following celope's advice to read the syncdb source, so thanks for that - just documenting an exact answer that includes the app name as it was what I wanted and possibly others too in future.