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An admin action that allows you to export your models as CSV files without having to write a single line of code –besides installation, of course.
- Easy installation
- High level of customizability
- Created with permissions in mind
- Sane defaults
- Python 2.7, 3.3+
- Django >= 1.5
pip install django-csv-exports
Next add django_exports to your INSTALLED_APPS to include the related css/js:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( # Other apps here 'django_csv_exports', )
There are two django settings that you can use to configure who can use the export action:
# Use if you want to check user level permissions only users with the can_csv_<model_label> # will be able to download csv files. DJANGO_EXPORTS_REQUIRE_PERM = True # Use if you want to disable the global django admin action. This setting is set to True by default. DJANGO_CSV_GLOBAL_EXPORTS_ENABLED = False
Fields to export
By default, all of the fields available in a model ar ordered and exported. You can override this behavior at the admin model level. Define the following attribute in your AdminModel:
class ClientAdmin(CSVExportAdmin): csv_fields = ['first_name', 'last_name', 'email', 'phone_number',]
There are two ways to limit who can export data as CSV files.
Model level permissions: create a new model permission and assign it only to user who should have access to the export action in the admin.
- class Client(models.Model):
- class Meta:
- permissions = ((“can_csv_client”, “Can export list of clients as CSV file”),)
AdminModel Level permissions: define a has_csv_permission and return True if a user should have access:
class ClientAdmin(admin.AdminModel): search_fields = ('name', 'id', 'email') csv_fields = ['name', 'id'] def has_csv_permission(self, request): """Only super users can export as CSV""" if request.user.is_superuser: return True
Sometimes, you don’t want to allow all of your admin models to be exported. For this, you will need to set DJANGO_CSV_GLOBAL_EXPORTS_ENABLED to False, and have your AdminModels extend our CSVExportAdmin admin class:
from django_csv_exports.admin import CSVExportAdmin class ClientAdmin(CSVExportAdmin): pass
Running the Tests
You can run the tests with via:
python setup.py test
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