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django.contrib.postgres

PostgreSQL has a number of features which are not shared by the other databases Django supports. This optional module contains model fields and form fields for a number of PostgreSQL specific data types.

Psycopg2 2.5 or higher is required, though we highly recommend using the latest release. Some fields require higher versions.

Note

Django is, and will continue to be, a database-agnostic web framework. We would encourage those writing reusable applications for the Django community to write database-agnostic code where practical. However, we recognize that real world projects written using Django need not be database-agnostic. In fact, once a project reaches a given size changing the underlying data store is already a significant challenge and is likely to require changing the code base in some ways to handle differences between the data stores.

Django provides support for a number of data types which will only work with PostgreSQL. There is no fundamental reason why (for example) a contrib.mysql module does not exist, except that PostgreSQL has the richest feature set of the supported databases so its users have the most to gain.

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