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- A motherfucking django model field to bring ``base64`` encoded key to models.
- It uses ``base64`` from ``django.utils.baseconv`` for encoding.
- Tested on Python2.7, Python3.3 .
How it works?
``Base64Field`` is useful where you need a base64 encoded value from
model's Primary Key a.k.a PK which is available on every django
application model by default. Sine `base64` encoder works with
`integer` value then PK should be also `integer`, Fortunately
again `PK` field is `integer` by nature.
When a model gets saved, ``post_save`` signal will be emitted,
This is where a ``base64`` encoded key will be generated/encoded
from model's ``PK``, Then model will gets **updated** not getting save again.
this operation happens just on the first time model gets saved.
In next time model gets saved or updated ``base64`` won't be generated.
You wanna know more about how ``django-base64field`` works? Then get da fuck
out of ``README.rst`` and look inside the ``django_base64field.tests.py``.
Here is simple usage of ``Base64Field``
>>> from django.db import models
>>> from django_base64field.fields import Base64Field
>>> class MyModelianto(models.Model):
>>> ek = Base64Field()
>>> modelia = MyModelianto.objects.create(pk=314159265358979323)
>>> refreshed_modelia = MyModelianto.objects.get(pk=modelia.pk)
As You can see ``ek`` in not available on returned instance
from ``MyModelianto.objects.create()``, It will be available after retrieving
``refreshed_modelia`` from database which is same record as ``modelia`` here.
This behavior can be easily controlled with implementing a simple helper
method on ``MyModelianto``. You can find out more about this solution on
``django_base64field.tests.py``, Which it doesn't require to retrieving
the instance from database after first creation just for getting ``ek` field.
``django-base64field`` is available on pypi
So easily install it by ``pip``
$ pip install django-base64field
Or by ``easy_install``
$ easy_install django-base64field
Another way is by cloning ``django-base64field``'s
`git repo <https://github.com/Alir3z4/django-base64field>`_ ::
$ git clone git://github.com/Alir3z4/django-base64field.git
Then install it by running
$ python setup.py install
Or I don't know, Install it directly from git.
pip install git+https://github.com/Alir3z4/django-base64field.git#egg=django-base64field
Some pkgs have no installation method, This is awefuckingsome that
``django-base64field`` gives you many ways for installation.
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.