How can I get PyCharm to let me change the top level Django foldername?

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If I create a Django project named mysite, Django also creates a folder inside that named mysite. If I select the top one and they’ll PyCharm to change the folder name, the Django project will no longer run. I know that Django doesn’t insist they be named the same, because I can do it if I “create the project by hand” outside PyCharm. I want to have the ease that PyCharm provides AND separate folder names...

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Hi Arana,

Thank you for contacting PyCharm support.

Have you tried `Right click --> Refactor --> Rename`?

Kind regards,

Sergey

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Yes! That’s the thing that didn’t work.

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Thanks for the update.

Is it correct then that by using Refactor --> Rename you are able to change the name, but the project won't run afterwards?

Please provide more details:

1) Screenshot with the error, if any, when you try to run it.

2) Your idea.log after reproducing the problem (Help | Show Log in...).

Looking forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

Sergey

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Sergey,

    This was after having to 'fix' the project interpreter. It couldn't find it because of the top level directory rename.

Arana

 

 

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Thanks for the information.

It seams to be related to https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-15016, please vote for it and follow for updates. See https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/207241135-How-to-follow-YouTrack-issues-and-receive-notifications if you are not familiar with YouTrack.

I have also attached a link to this post to the ticket (visible only to JetBrains).

Kind regards,

Sergey

https://www.jetbrains.com

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