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Export CSV reports of database views.

Project description

Generate CSV reports by simply creating SQL views.

Authenticated staff members can then directly download these reports as CSV. It’s a nice agile way to deal with the changing requirements for reports.

Quick start

  1. Include the URLconf in your project like this:

    path('reports/', include('view_export.urls')),
  2. Create an SQL view in your database:

    => CREATE VIEW v_staff_names AS (
    ->      SELECT first_name, last_name FROM auth_user
    ->      WHERE is_staff = TRUE);

    You’ll probably want to record this SQL in a file such as reports.sql or even better, add it to a Django migration.

  3. Start the development server and visit or to download the SQL view named v_staff as a CSV file.

No settings are required by default and there’s no need to add the package to Django’s INSTALLED_APPS. Staff login access is required, so you may wish to set the LOGIN_URL setting to /admin/login/ initially.

Release History

1.0.0 (2021-09-28)

  • Upgrade for Python 3.6 and Django 3.2.

0.7.1 (2017-02-07)

  • Remove patterns URLconf function per deprecation in Django 1.8.
  • Fix example URLs in README.
  • Provide example view with underscores.
  • Document staff-only access and LOGIN_URL setting.

0.6.2 (2015-09-04)


  • Fix installation error due to HISTORY.rst not being present in source.

0.6.1 (2015-08-25)


  • Switch to Python 3 only, factor out CSV and report filename generation.

0.5.5 (2015-08-25)


  • Fix installation error due to HISTORY.rst not being present in source.

0.5.4 (2015-08-09)


  • Fix SQL injection vulnerability relating to “view” argument.

0.5.3 (2015-08-05)


  • Update documentation.
  • Rename PyPI package to django-view-export.

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