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Real Python Enums for Django.

Project description

This package lets you use real Python (PEP435-style) enums with Django.


  1. pip install django-enumfields

Included Tools

EnumField, EnumIntegerField

from enumfields import EnumField
from enumfields import Enum  # Uses Ethan Furman's "enum34" backport

class Color(Enum):
    RED = 'r'
    GREEN = 'g'
    BLUE = 'b'

class MyModel(models.Model):

    color = EnumField(Color, max_length=1)


m = MyModel.objects.filter(color=Color.RED)

EnumIntegerField works identically, but the underlying storage mechanism is an IntegerField instead of a CharField.

Usage in Forms

Call the formfield method to use an EnumField directly in a Form.

class MyForm(forms.Form):

    color = EnumField(Color, max_length=1).formfield()


Normally, you just use normal PEP435-style enums, however, django-enumfields also encludes its own version of Enum with a few extra bells and whistles. Namely, the smart definition of labels which are used, for example, in admin dropdowns. By default, it will create labels by title-casing your constant names. You can provide custom labels with a nested “Labels” class.

from enumfields import EnumField, Enum  # Our own Enum class

class Color(Enum):
    RED = 'r'
    GREEN = 'g'
    BLUE = 'b'

    class Labels:
        RED = 'A custom label'

class MyModel(models.Model):
    color = EnumField(Color, max_length=1)

assert Color.GREEN.label == 'Green'
assert Color.RED.label == 'A custom label'


enumfields.admin.EnumFieldListFilter is provided to allow using enums in list_filter.

from enumfields.admin import EnumFieldListFilter

class MyModelAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
  list_filter = [('color', EnumFieldListFilter)]

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