Django dump data for a single model


Can I perform a dumpdata in Django on just a single model, rather than the whole app, and if so, how?

For an app it would be:

python dumpdata myapp

However, I want some specific model, such as "myapp.mymodel" to be dumped. The reason being, I have some huge, 3 million records plus, datasets in the same app that I would not like dumped.

Best Solution

As of version 1.1 and greater, the Django dumpdata management command allows you to dump data from individual tables:

./ dumpdata myapp1 myapp2.my_model

You can also separate multiple apps and models on the command line. Here's the canonical definition:

django-admin dumpdata [app_label[.ModelName] [app_label[.ModelName] ...]]