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A collection of utilities that make dealing with Django models more fun.

Project Description


  1. pip install django-modeltools

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The Enum class lets you quickly define enumeration types for model field values. The constructor accepts kwargs where the key is the name of the “constant” and the value is a two-tuple containing the value of the constant (which will be stored in the database) and a label.



from modeltools import Enum

class MyModel(models.Model):

    Color = Enum(
        RED=('r', 'Red'),
        GREEN=('g', 'Green'),
        BLUE=('b', 'Blue'),

    color = models.CharField(max_length=1, choices=Color.choices())


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


The format_filename function provides an easy way to name user media (uploaded files) based on properties of the model that stores them.



from modeltools import format_filename as _ff

class Person(models.Model):
        first_name = models.CharField(max_length=50)
        last_name = models.CharField(max_length=50)
        middle_name = models.CharField(max_length=50)
        avatar = models.ImageField(upload_to=_ff('avatars/{last_name}_{first_name}'))

In the above example, {first_name} and {last_name} will be replaced with the corresponding values from the Person instance. The uploaded file will automatically retain its original extension.


{__filename} and {__ext} allows access to the name and extension the file was uploaded with.

By default, the properties used in the formatting pattern will be converted to lowercase, stripped of non-word characters, and have their spaces replaced with underscores. (This behavior can be changed by providing extra arguments to the format_filename function.) The rest of the formatting string will be unaffected.

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