[ Model field types for Django 1.8.2 models that will work with MySQL database tables ]
Let's say I have the following table showing how the columns would be declared for a MySQL table: (I can't think of a very realistic example, so here's something that's so silly. This table is created with the help of Excel)
I want to create a model in Django that is compatible with the MySQL table I'll have with the columns declared this way. However, from looking at the Django documentation, I can't find any model field types that in SQL are the same format as those in the picture except for the primary key field.
I did see before that by default, Django handles a database that uses the SQLite Engine, but I want to see if it's possible to handle a database of MySQL tables.
Is there a way to create Django model field types, like MEDIUMINT, TINYTEXT, and SMALLINT, (in MySQL) that are compatible with tables created through MySQL? It's simply a way for me to use the tables that I created myself, not the tables that Django generates automatically once all the models are defined.
In Django you normally create the models and let the framework generate the tables for you. If you have a legacy database you can use
python manage.py inspectdb to generate the models from the database (see the documentation). But if it isn't a legacy database and you've created it just now, you are fighting against the framework and making your life more complicated.