Stores a model as a dictionary
ModelDict is a very efficient way to store things like settings in your database. The entire model is transformed into a dictionary (lazily) as well as stored in your cache. It’s invalidated only when it needs to be (both in process and based on CACHE_BACKEND).
It was originally created by Disqus, but due to the inactivity we at YPlan have taken over maintenance on this fork.
Tested with all combinations of:
- Python: 2.7
- Django: 1.7, 1.8
Install it with pip (or easy_install):
pip install django-modeldict-yplan
Make sure you pip uninstall django-modeldict first if you’re upgrading from the original to this fork - the packages clash.
# You'll need a model with fields to use as key and value in the dict class Setting(models.Model): key = models.CharField(max_length=32) value = models.CharField(max_length=200) # Create the ModelDict... settings = ModelDict(Setting, key='key', value='value', instances=False) # And you can treat it like a normal dict: # Missing values = KeyError settings['foo'] >>> KeyError # Sets supported settings['foo'] = 'hello' # Fetch the current value using normal dictionary access settings['foo'] >>> 'hello' # ...or by normal model queries Setting.objects.get(key='foo').value >>> 'hello'
- Forked by YPlan
- Last release by Disqus