Enabling the fuzzystrmatch extension in PostgreSQL with a Django migration

The PostgreSQL fuzzystrmatch extension enables several functions for fuzzy string matching: soundex(), difference(), levenshtein(), levenshtein_less_equal(), metaphone(), dmetaphone() and dmetaphone_alt().

Enabling them for use with Django turns out to be really easy - it just takes a migration that looks something like this:

from django.contrib.postgres.operations import CreateExtension
from django.db import migrations

class Migration(migrations.Migration):

    dependencies = [
        ("core", "0089_importrun_sourcelocation"),

    operations = [

Created 2021-04-18T12:32:58-07:00 · Edit