Insert master data to django project

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let's see how to insert master data or test data to django proejct(data-seed)


normally, we need master data or test data to develop a web service. in this blog post, we’ll see how to prepare master data or test data and insert them to django project with fixtures.

you can see the source code introduced in this blog on Github. see the link below.

Prepare django Proejct.

you can see how to prepare django project on the previous blog post series. if you want more details about how to make django project, see the links below.

in this blog post, we won’t see how to install and configure django project. just we’ll see simply to prepare the project to be able to talk about data-seed.

execute the command below to create django project.

django-admin startproject django_jwt

connect database and migrate the tables to see the blog below.

after connecting the database, execute the command below to create an administrator(superuser).

python createsuperuser

create Blog django App and Post Model by referring the blog post below.

Prepare Master Data

after doing Prepare django Proejct section, you can see blog/ model like below.

from django.db import models
from django.utils import timezone

class Post(models.Model):
    author = models.ForeignKey('auth.User', on_delete=models.CASCADE)
    title = models.CharField(max_length=100)
    content = models.TextField()
    created_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True)
    updated_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now=True)
    published_at = models.DateTimeField(blank=True, null=True)

    def publish(self):
        self.published_at =

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title

we’ll prepare the master data for this model and insert data to database(Seed). create and modify blog/fixtures/posts-data.json file like below.

    "model": "",
    "fields": {
      "author": 1,
      "title": "test2",
      "content": "test2",
      "created_at": "2019-06-04T15:43:29.899",
      "updated_at": "2019-06-04T15:43:29.899",
      "published_at": "2019-06-04T15:43:28"
    "model": "",
    "fields": {
      "author": 1,
      "title": "test1",
      "content": "test1\r\n\r\ntest1",
      "created_at": "2019-06-04T15:43:19.760",
      "updated_at": "2019-06-04T15:43:19.760",
      "published_at": "2019-06-04T15:43:18"

as you can see, we’ll add two data.

Insert Master Data(Data Seed)

execute the command below to insert seed-data we’ve created above to the database.

python loaddata blog/fixtures/posts-data.json


let’s check the data inserted well via database tool.

Insert master data on django(django data seed) - check the data via database tool

of course, we can see them via django administrator page. execute the command below to start django test server.

python runserver

and then open the administrator page(, you can see the data stored well.

Insert master data on django(django data seed) - check the data via dajngo administrator page


we’ve seen how to add master data(Data seed) in django. now, we can prepare the master data or test data for django project!

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