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Compatability layer between django-jsonfield and Django's native JSONField

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Django 1.9 introduced first-class support for Postgresql's json type.

Not everyone uses Postgresql, nor has upgraded to 1.9 yet, so a mixed ecosystem exists.
Unfortunately, these two field types cannot be used together in the same project.

django-jsonfield-compat was created to be able to allow 3rd-party libraries to work in both worlds.


This library is still under development and does not have tests yet.

Including this library may make modifications to your database! Use with caution!


`pip install django-jsonfield-compat`

Adjust all instances of importing JSONField to jsonfield_compat's definition (including all migration files!)

from jsonfield_compat import JSONField

Register your app from the AppConfig class's `ready()` function.

Example ``:

from __future__ import unicode_literals

from django.apps import AppConfig

class MyAppConfig(AppConfig):
name = 'myapp'
verbose_name = "My App"

def ready(self):
import jsonfield_compat

Now, when users of your application want to switch from using django-jsonfield's implementation
to Django's native JSONField, they add the setting:


And then run migrations to convert the app's DB tables to use the JSON column type.


django-jsonfield-compat is licensed under the MIT license (see the `LICENSE` file for details).

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