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Track the git revision with every model instance saved.

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Add a Django field class to your models to track the git revision with every model instance saved.

python 3.6, Django 2.0+. Uses GitPython.

For example:

from django.db import models

from django_revision import RevisionField

class TestModel(models.Model):

    revision = RevisionField()
>>> test_model = TestModel.objects.create()

If the source is modified after the git tag was applied:

>>> test_model = TestModel.objects.create()
>>> '0.1dev0-35-ge9f632e:develop:e9f632e92143c53411290b576487f48c15156603'

Reference git information from anywhere in your app:

>>> from django_revision import site_revision
>>> site_revision.tag

For research trial data, we need to track the source code revision at time of data collection. We deploy our source as a git branch and django-revision picks up the tag:branch:commit and updates each saved model instance as data is collected.


Add to settings:


If your git working directory is something other than settings.BASE_DIR add GIT_DIR to settings with the path to your git working directory. For example:

GIT_DIR = BASE_DIR.ancestor(2)

If you have a deployment case where the source folder is not a git repo, you can set the revision manually in settings:

REVISION = '0.1.3'

Using in a View and Template

In the view’s get_context_data set a context attribute to revision.tag or just use the RevisionMixin:

from django_revision.views import RevisionMixin

class MyView(RevisionMixin, TemplateView):

In your template:

{% block footer %}
    <footer class="footer">
      <div class="container">
        <div class="col-md-4"><p class="text-muted text-center"><small>{{ year }}&nbsp;{{ institution }}</small></p></div>
        <div class="col-md-4"><p class="text-muted text-center"><small>Revision: {{ revision }}</small></p></div>
        <div class="col-md-4"><p class="text-muted text-center"><small>For Research Purposes Only</small></p></div>
{% endblock footer %}

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