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use mssql with django

i'm brand new - still installing

how do i "install" the ability to use an mssql db?
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dgrafx
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You would apparently have to write your own interface code because it is not one of the 'supported' databases.  https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.6/topics/install/#database-installation

Looks like someone else may have already done that:  http://django-mssql.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
thanks Dave - will check it out
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
Dave - earlier before you posted I was reading the docs and came across code like this:
DATABASES = {
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
        'NAME': 'mydatabase'
    }
}

WHERE can i find this code?
Is this a python file? extension of .py?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
SQLite comes with Django.  See here for more info: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.6/ref/settings/#std:setting-DATABASES
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
Dave
What i mean is where are the files that code like this is in?
They appear to be config files - where are they?

I didn't mean what is SQlite.

as i said in the beginning i am brand new to django and also python.
i don't know anything.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Then you need to first go thru the installation procedure and then do the tutorial.  There is too much to answer here and the docs are your best friend for this.

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.6/intro/install/

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.6/intro/tutorial01/
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
Dave
I have Django 1.7 & Python 3.3 installed already.

What I'm doing now is asking questions where I'm having difficulty.
I already have link to online docs ...
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The install instructions and the tutorial answer the questions you've asked so far including where to put the files and where that database directive goes.  I even found the 'alternate' database info there when I looked again.  You should install and run the tutorial to get a better understanding.
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
The problem was that the 3.x versions of Python don't seem to work with the Django-mssql package.
And since I am a complete newb I didn't know what I was doing wrong or what instructions I was misreading.
So I uninstalled and started from scratch using Python 2.7 and zero issues getting everything installed - distribute - pip - django - mssql
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Good for you, glad you figured it out.
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
thanks Dave
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dgrafxAuthor Commented:
This is the solution to why I couldn't get mssql installed
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