Use Django ORM as standalone
Recently I had to write a tools which acts on data stored in a database managed by Django. As I didn’t want to implement the whole logic around the database I opted to use the Django ORM in my external tool. In an earlier version I used: import os os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'settings' to configure Django with my settings.py. But recently I found a better solution in the excellentDjango Documentation.