Django Admin Error

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I am currently working on my first python/django project and on the django administration page i encountered the following problem: OperationalError at /admin/movies/genre/add/ no such table: main.auth_user__old Request Method: POST Request URL: Django Version: 2.1 Exception Type: OperationalError Exception Value:
no such table: main.auth_user__old

Well, I have struggled through and resolved this on my own and I think I should share my experiences for other learners like me.

I stumbled over this thread on Stackoverflow: python - Django - No such table: main.auth_user__old - Stack Overflow and I implemented some of the solutions suggested but not all of them worked for me. The steps that worked for me are as follows:

  1. I deleted the db.sqlit3 database from my root folder.
  2. I did pipenv install django==2.1.5 which upgraded my django from version 2.1 to version 2.1.5.
  3. Since I am using Windows, I run the command python makemigrations and this command re-created the db.sqlite3 database for me.
  4. I run the command python migrate.
  5. I re-created super user with this command python createsuperuser.
  6. I run the server with python runserver.
  7. Then I opened the admin panel on web browser, login with the new admin credentials, added new genres and saved.

Everything worked just fine.

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This worked for me too.Thanks