I am currently hooking a large database up to a django site and want to populate the admin page with a number of models. I am using inspect to get a list of classes from each model file (one file per database in MySQL) and then registering them by name.

from django.contrib import admin
import inspect
from .models import auth

# Auth
for pair in inspect.getmembers(auth):
    # returns a tuple with the class name and ref
    model = tuple[1]
    if tuple[0][0] is not "_" and tuple[0][0].upper() == tuple[0][0]:
        # it doesnt start with _ and does start with an uppercase

Is there anything wrong with this code? Is getting class references like this bad practice? It just seems to easy to be true.


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The usual "django" way of doing this - is to use get_app_config() function to get the AppConfig instance, then call .get_models() method:

from django.apps import apps

app = apps.get_app_config('auth')

for model in app.get_models(): 

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