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db.create_table(table_name, fields)
fields = ((field_name, models.SomeField(somearg=4)), ...)

This call creates a table called table_name in the database with the schema specified by fields, which is a tuple of (field_name, field_instance) tuples.

Note that this call will not automatically add an id column; you are responsible for doing that.

We recommend you create calls to this function using ./ startmigration appname migrationname --model Foo, which will create a migration that makes the model Foo. You are allowed to pass multiple --model arguments.


A simple table, with one field, name, and the default id column:

db.create_table('core_planet', (
    ('id', models.AutoField(primary_key=True)),
    ('name', models.CharField(unique=True, max_length=50)),

A more complex table, which uses the ORM Freezer for its foreign keys:

db.create_table('core_nation', (
    ('name', models.CharField(max_length=255)),
    ('short_name', models.CharField(max_length=50)),
    ('slug', models.SlugField(unique=True)),
    ('planet', models.ForeignKey(orm.Planet, related_name="nations")),
    ('flag', models.ForeignKey(orm.Flag, related_name="nations")),
    ('planet_name', models.CharField(max_length=50)),
    ('id', models.AutoField(primary_key=True)),