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Add model fields to track creation and modification dates, users and more on save.

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pip install django_audit_fields

Add both django_audit_fields and django_revision to INSTALLED_APPS:

.. code-block:: python
“…”, “django_revision.apps.AppConfig”, “django_audit_fields.apps.AppConfig”, “…”]


Add model fields to track creation and modification dates, users and more on save.

Declare your model using AuditModelMixin

from django_audit_fields.model_mixins import AuditModelMixin

class MyModel(AuditModelMixin,  models.Model):


    class Meta(AuditModelMixin.Meta):

Preferably, use a UUID as primary key by declaring your model using AuditUuidModelMixin

from django_audit_fields.model_mixins import AuditUuidModelMixin

class MyModel(AuditUuidModelMixin, models.Model):


    class Meta(AuditUuidModelMixin.Meta)

The model mixins AuditModelMixin and AuditUuidModelMixin:

  • add audit fields (created, modified, user_created, user_modified, hostname_created, hostname_modified);

The model mixin AuditUuidModelMixin also

  • sets the id fields to a UUIDField instead of an integer;

Most models require an audit trail. If so, add the HistoricalRecord model manager from django-simple-history:

from simple_history.models import HistoricalRecord

class MyModel(AuditUuidModelMixin, models.Model):

    history = HistoricalRecord()


User created and modified fields behave as follows:

  • created is only set on pre-save add
  • modified is always updated

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