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Django Generic File

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A Generic File Model for all kind of file attachment with AJAX fileupload and drag & drop feature.

  • Attach files to any Model across your project

  • Include file upload field in your django templates using our templatetags

  • Retrieve back the list of files attached to your Object using our templatetags


pip install django-generic-file


  1. Add “genericfile” to your INSTALLED_APPS and migrate.

  2. Include following static files in your template:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="{% static 'genericfile/genericfile.css' %}">
    <script src="{% static 'genericfile/genericfile.js' %}"></script>
  3. At the top of your template load our template tags:

    {% load genericfiletags %}

Then to render your form

  1. In Your Add Form (basically where object is not yet created / unknown):

    <form action='.' method='post'>
        {% csrf_token %}
        {{ form }}
        {% get_genericfile_form %}
        <button type='submit' class="btn blue">Submit</button>
    # then in POST method of your view,
    from genericfile.views import update_genericfile
    update_genericfile(self.request.POST, self.object)
  2. In Your Edit Form (where object is known):

    <form action='.' method='post'>
        {% csrf_token %}
        {{ form }}
        {% get_genericfile_form host_object=form.instance %}
        <button type='submit' class="btn blue">Submit</button>


  1. maxFileCount - to Restrict Number of files:

    {% get_genericfile_form maxFileCount=1 %}
    # Default is NoLimit
  2. allowedTypes - to Restrict File types:

    {% get_genericfile_form allowedTypes="jpg,jpeg,png,gif,doc,pdf,zip,html,txt,docx" %}
    # Default is AnyFiles

To get the list of files in Details view

{% get_genericfile_list host_object=object as attachments %}
  {% for file in attachments %}
    <li><a href="{{file.attachment.url}}" target="_blank">{{file.get_name}}</a></li>
  {% empty %}
    <li>No files found</li>
  {% endfor %}

Additional Requirements

Include if you not have included them already in you html file

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<script src=""></script>

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