Asked By – tzenderman
I’m reading up that most people do
from django.conf import settings but I don’t undertstand the difference to simply doing
import settings in a django project file. Can anyone explain the difference?
Now we will see solution for issue: What’s the difference between `from django.conf import settings` and `import settings` in a Django project
import settings will import the first python module named
settings.py found in
sys.path. Usually (in default django setups) it allows access only to your site defined settings file, which overwrites django default settings (
So, if you try to access a valid django setting not specified in your settings file you will get an error.
django.conf.settings is not a file but an object (see source) making an abstraction of the concepts, default settings and your site-specific settings. Django also does other checks when you use
from django.conf import settings.
You can also find it in the django docs.
Hope this helps.