Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of Fixtures


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Timestamp:
07/31/2016 11:00:01 AM (17 months ago)
Author:
Daniel Brotsky
Comment:

Update links to point to current docs; provide static as well as template analogy for namespacing.

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    4949The location where Django loads a fixture from might seem unintuitive. As with template files, the fixtures of all applications in a project share the same namespace. If you follow [source:django/trunk/django/core/management/commands/loaddata.py?rev=9770#L79 loaddata.py] you see that Django searches for {{{ *appnames*/fixtures }}} and {{{ settings.FIXTURE_DIRS }}}  and loads the first match. So if you use names like {{{ testdata.json }}} for your fixtures you must make sure that no other active application uses a fixture with the same name. If not, you can never be sure what fixtures you actually load.
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    51 Therefore it is suggested that you qualify your fixtures with the name of the associated application.  One strategy for this is to use the application name as a filename prefix, as in {{{myapp/fixtures/myapp_testdata.json}}}.  Another strategy, which is consistent with that recommended for templates in the Django tutorial, is to put your application fixtures in a application-named subdirectory, as in {{{myapp/fixtures/myapp/testdata.json}}}.  Both of these conventions work well with {{{loaddata}}}.
     51Therefore it is suggested that you qualify your fixtures with the name of the associated application.  One strategy for this is to use the application name as a filename prefix, as in {{{myapp/fixtures/myapp_testdata.json}}}.  Another strategy, which is consistent with that recommended for templates and static files in the Django documentation, is to put your application fixtures in a application-named subdirectory, as in {{{myapp/fixtures/myapp/testdata.json}}}.  Both of these conventions work well with {{{loaddata}}}.
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    54 Links:
    55 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON]
    56 [http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/models/fixtures/]
    57 [http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/testing/#fixtures]
    58 [https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/intro/tutorial03/]
     54Links: \\
     55[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON] \\
     56[https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/howto/initial-data/] \\
     57[https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/topics/testing/tools/#fixture-loading] \\
     58[https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/intro/tutorial03/] \\
     59[https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/howto/static-files/]
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