May 11

Django testshell

This commands runs a Python interactive interpreter with test database and data from the given fixture(s).

It is usable if you want to play with test database.

See also testserver docs

from django.core.management.base import BaseCommand

from optparse import make_option

class Command(BaseCommand):
    option_list = BaseCommand.option_list
    help = 'Runs a Python interactive interpreter with test database and data from the given fixture(s).'
    args = '[fixture ...]'

    requires_model_validation = False

    def handle(self, *fixture_labels, **options):
        from django.core.management import call_command
        from django.db import connection

        verbosity = int(options.get('verbosity', 1))

        # Create a test database.
        db_name = connection.creation.create_test_db(verbosity=verbosity)

        # Import the fixture data into the test database.
        call_command('loaddata', *fixture_labels, **{'verbosity': verbosity})

        call_command('shell')