How to Create Django Data Migrations

Last updated 2 years ago by Vitor Freitas


Data Migration is a very convenient way to change the data in the database in conjunction with changes in the schema. They work like a regular schema migration. Django keep track of dependencies, order of execution and if the application already applied a given data migration or not.

A common use case of data migrations is when we need to introduce new fields that are non-nullable. Or when we are creating a new field to store a cached count of something, so we can create the new field and add the initial count.

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