A simple Django app that will give you a UserForeignKey model field.
Django UserForeignKey is a simple Django app (supporting Django 1.8 and 1.9) that will give you a UserForeignKey model field. This field extends a regular ForeignKey model field, and has the option to automatically set the currently logged in user on insert and/or update.
Currently, Django 1.8 (Python 2.7, Python 3.3+), Django 1.9 (Python 2.7, Python 3.4+) and Django 1.10 (Python2.7, Python3.4+) are supported. We also support the new Django 1.10 type of Middleware .
- Download and install using pip install
- either from PyPi
pip install django-userforeignkey
- or directly from this git repo
pip install git+https://github.com/beachmachine/django-userforeignkey.git
- Add django_userforeignkey to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:
INSTALLED_APPS = [ ... 'django_userforeignkey', ]
- Add django_userforeignkey.middleware.UserForeignKeyMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES settings like this (Django 1.10 MIDDLEWARE is also supported):
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = ( ... 'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware', ... 'django_userforeignkey.middleware.UserForeignKeyMiddleware', )
Make sure to insert the UserForeignKeyMiddleware middleware after AuthenticationMiddleware.
Just add UserForeignKey to your model like you would with any other foreign key:
from django.db import models from django_userforeignkey.models.fields import UserForeignKey class MyModel(models.Model): my_data = models.CharField(max_length=64, verbose_name="Very important data that are somehow related to a user") user = UserForeignKey(auto_user_add=True, verbose_name="The user that is automatically assigned", related_name="mymodels")
The UserForeignKey behaves just like a normal foreign key element (thus also has properties such as related_name). However, whenever an object is created by calling an authenticated view (admin, REST API, …) which contains a request.user object, the request.user object is automatically associated.
Development and Tests
git clone --recursive https://github.com/beachmachine/django-userforeignkey cd django-userforeignkey virtualenv -p python2.7 venv # or virtualenv -p python3.4 source venv/bin/activate python setup.py install pip install Django==1.9 # or Django==1.10 cd tests/user_foreign_key_testapp python manage.py test
You can also use tox for testing, as it will test against Django 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 with Python versions 2.7, 3.4 and 3.5. See tox.ini for details.