Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#31151 closed New feature (wontfix)

Automatically create a database from database config settings

Reported by: Tasawar Hussain Owned by: nobody
Component: Migrations Version: 3.0
Severity: Normal Keywords: Database
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

Coming from rails background where rails db:create create a new database from database.yml . So script like python manage create_database should be able to create a new database from database config in settings.py.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Carlton Gibson

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Hi. Thanks for the report.

In all but this simplest cases, the credentials in settings.py are not sufficient to enable database creation too. Given that in those cases creating the DB doesn't involved much more than a createdb on the command line or a CREATE DATABASE...; from the DB shell, and that creating a DB is a relatively rare event, easily scripted, it's been considered as not worth the complication, and security implications to add this.

Some history: #4528, https://groups.google.com/d/topic/django-developers/gX8gJTYRGqI/discussion, https://groups.google.com/d/topic/django-developers/5WO3oh2KTiA/discussion
(But I couldn't find an exact duplicate, somewhat amazingly)

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