I encountered a command error indicating: "commanderror: you appear not to have the 'mysql' program installed or on your path."

To resolve this issue, I would suggest below step:

  1. Ensure that MySQL is properly installed on my system.
  2. Check the system PATH environment variable to verify that the directory containing the MySQL executable is included.
  3. If MySQL is not installed, download and install it from the official MySQL website or through a package manager appropriate for my operating system.
  4. If MySQL is installed but not in the PATH, I would add the directory containing the MySQL executable to the PATH environment variable.
  5. After making any necessary changes, I would reopen the terminal or command prompt and try running the 'mysql' command again to verify that the issue is resolved.
  6. If the problem persists, I would review the installation process and troubleshoot any potential errors or conflicts that may have occurred.

Running python manage.py shell worked for me. You can give it a try.

If you're using Windows 10 with Windows PowerShell or Windows Terminal Preview, follow these steps to solve the issue:

  1. Go to the Sqlite download page.
  2. Download the sqlite.exe version of the package. For example:
  3. sqlite-tools-win32-x86-3370200.zip (1.84 MiB)

  4. Unpack it and paste it into the folder where you have your manage.py. You can paste all 3 files there (there will be 3 files in this zip).
  5. That's all. This solves the problem. Now you can run manage.py dbshell from the directory that includes manage.py.

Remember to always create a new Django project with a virtual environment! It's easier to make a new project and copy the scripts than to try to configure the virtual environment for the created project.

Windows I solved by adding this to PATH environment: C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\12\bin then restart terminals and IDEs

I encountered the same issue with Visual Studio Code. I resolved it by simply re-launching the application, and after that, it worked fine.