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How to run management commands when deploying Django apps via the API?

Hi there,

When launching a Django app using the API of Digital Ocean App Platform, how do I programmatically run manage.py collectstatic and manage.py migrate after the deployment has finished?

thx! Gijs

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👋 @gijsnijholt

There are a couple options for running command after your app has been deployed:

  1. Manually go to the console tab in App Platform and run your commands on the same container as your service is running on
  2. Run a post deploy job: job documentation

Hope this helps!