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Databrowse is a Django application that lets you browse your data.

As the Django admin dynamically creates an admin interface by introspecting
your models, Databrowse dynamically creates a rich, browsable Web site by
introspecting your models.

.. admonition:: Note

    Databrowse is **very** new and is currently under active development. It
    may change substantially before the next Django release.

    With that said, it's easy to use, and it doesn't require writing any
    code. So you can play around with it today, with very little investment in
    time or coding.

How to use Databrowse

    1. Point Django at the default Databrowse templates. There are two ways to
       do this:

       * Add ``'django.contrib.databrowse'`` to your ``INSTALLED_APPS``
         setting. This will work if your ``TEMPLATE_LOADERS`` setting includes
         the ``app_directories`` template loader (which is the case by
         default). See the `template loader docs`_ for more.

       * Otherwise, determine the full filesystem path to the
         ``django/contrib/databrowse/templates`` directory, and add that
         directory to your ``TEMPLATE_DIRS`` setting.

    2. Register a number of models with the Databrowse site::

           from django.contrib import databrowse


       Note that you should register the model *classes*, not instances.

       It doesn't matter where you put this, as long as it gets executed at
       some point. A good place for it is in your URLconf file (````).

    3. Change your URLconf to import the ``databrowse`` module::

           from django.contrib import databrowse

       ...and add the following line to your URLconf::


       The prefix doesn't matter -- you can use ``databrowse/`` or ``db/`` or
       whatever you'd like.

    4. Run the Django server and visit ``/databrowse/`` in your browser.

.. _template loader docs: ../templates_python/#loader-types