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A simple Django app to have simple typed settings.

Project description

Master Settings is a simple Django app to have simple typed settings in django app with type validation.

Installation & Setup

  1. Install using pip
$> pip install django-ma-settings
  1. add ‘ma-settings’ into INSTALLED_APPS
    # ...
    # ...
  1. define MASTER_SETTINGS dict with your settings definition


        'type' : '(setting_type)',
        'display_name': '(displayed name)', #optional
        'default': (default value), # optional
        'options': (choice options), # optional
        'model': (foreign model), # optional, use only when foreign type is chosen


    'max_email_size_kb': {
        'type': 'integer',
        'display_name': 'Max email size(kb)',
        'default': 400,
    'text_color': {
        'type': 'choices',
        'display_name': 'Text color',
        'options': ['White', 'Black', 'Red', 'Blue'],
        'default': 'White',
    'our_rate': {
        'type': 'float',
        'display_name': 'Our rate',
        'default': 1.0,
    'email_from': {
        'type': 'string'
        'display_name': 'Email from',
    'Default client': {
        'type': 'foreign',
        'model': 'my_app.Client'
BASE_SETTINGS_TEMPLATE_NAME = "template_name.html"

#  Template file must contain empty {% block settings %}
  1. in add include(‘ma_settings.urls’)
url(r'^settings/', include('ma_settings.urls')),

#  Use url name 'master_settings_home' to access settings page

{% url 'master_settings_home' %}
  1. Run commands to initialize settings
$> python syncdb
$> python init_settings


To get setting use

from ma_settings import master_settings
master_settings.get('setting_name', default='default')

To set new value:

master_settings.set('setting_name', [value|model_instance])

To check if setting exists:


Updating settings definition

After updating settings definition in run this command to update settings

python init_settings

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