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Short-form UUID field for Django 1.8 and above

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Installation using pip:

pip install django-smalluuid

Tested on:

  • Django >= 1.8 <= 1.11

  • Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Basic Usage

To get started use the SmallUUIDField field in your model definitions:

from django.db import models
from django_smalluuid.models import SmallUUIDField, uuid_default

class ExampleModel(models.Model):
    uuid = SmallUUIDField(default=uuid_default())

The field provides values as instances of SmallUUID (see smalluuid):

>>> obj = ExampleModel.objects.create()

# The initial UUID has been auto-generated by uuid_default()
>>> obj.uuid

# It is still available in the groupex hex form (if needed)
>>> obj.hex_grouped

# Filtering is done on the shortened UUIDs
>>> ExampleModel.objects.filter(uuid='T1q_P6HcQNSyW6tpqJTxww')
[<ExampleModel: ExampleModel object>]

Typed Usage

django-smalluuid also supports the Typed UUID’s as provided by smalluuid. This allows for the object’s type to be stored within the UUID.

Updating the above example:

from django.db import models
from django_smalluuid.models import SmallUUIDField, uuid_typed_default

class TypedExampleModel(models.Model):
    uuid = SmallUUIDField(default=uuid_typed_default(type=42))

Which can be interacted with as follows:

>>> obj = TypedExampleModel.objects.create()
>>> obj.uuid
>>> obj.uuid.type


django-smalluuid is packaged using seed and relies upon smalluuid.

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