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Running Tasks of manage.py Utility

In this section:

Overview

With PyCharm, you can run Django manage.py utility from within the IDE. Each task of this utility is executed in the manage.py console.

Note that Run manage.py task command is available for both local and remote interpreters.

Configuring manage.py utility

It's important to note that configuration of the manage.py utility is done in the Django page of Settings/Preferences dialog.

To configure manage.py utility, follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings/Preferences dialog, and then under Languages and Frameworks node, click Django.
  2. In this page, choose the desired Django project.
  3. In the Manage.py tasks section, specify the following:
    • In the field Manage script, specify the desired manage.py script.
      Note that by default PyCharm shows the manage.py script that resides under the Django project root. If you are not happy with this suggestion, you can choose any other manage.py script by clicking the browse button browseButton.
    • In the Environment variables field, specify the environment variables to be passed to the script. By default, this field is empty.

      Click the browse button browseButton to open the Environment Variables dialog box. Use the toolbar buttons to make up the list of variables.

      If you want to see the system environment variables, click Show link in this dialog box.

Running manage.py utility

To run a task of the manage.py utility

  1. On the main menu, choose Tools | Run manage.py task, or press Ctrl+Alt+R.

    The manage.py utility starts in its own console.

  2. Type the name of the desired task:
py_runManageUtility

Working in the manage.py utility console

In the manage.py console, one can:

Handling error

PyCharm smartly handles errors. When your Django project can't run due to an error, this error displays in the manage.py console instead of the command line:

py_managepy_error

See Also

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Last modified: 5 August 2015