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File download and upload support for Django REST framework

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File download and upload support for Django REST framework.


REST framework files allows you to download a file in the format used to render the response and also allows creation of model instances by uploading a file containing the model fields.


  • Python (2.7, 3.5, 3.6)

  • Django REST framework (3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8)


Install using pip:

pip install djangorestframework-files


from django.db import models

class ABC(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=255)

from rest_framework import serializers

from .models import ABC

class ABCSerializer(serializers.ModelSerializer):
    class Meta:
        model = ABC
        fields = '__all__'

from rest_framework.parsers import JSONParser, MultiPartParser
from rest_framework_files.viewsets import ImportExportModelViewSet

from .models import ABC
from .serializers import ABCSerializer

class ABCViewSet(ImportExportModelViewSet):
    queryset = ABC.objects.all()
    serializer_class = ABCSerializer
    # if filename is not provided, the view name will be used as the filename
    filename = 'ABC'
    # renderer classes used to render your content. will determine the file type of the download
    renderer_classes = (JSONParser, )
    parser_classes = (MultiPartParser, )
    # parser classes used to parse the content of the uploaded file
    file_content_parser_classes = (JSONParser, )

Some third party packages that offer media type support:

from rest_framework import routers

from .views import ABCViewSet

router = routers.ImportExportRouter()
router.register(r'abc', ABCViewSet)

urlpatterns = router.urls


To download a json file you can go to the url /abc/?format=json. The format query parameter specifies the media type you want your response represented in. To download an xml file, your url would be /abc/?format=xml. For this to work, make sure you have the respective renderers to render your response.


To create model instances from a file, upload a file to the url /abc/. Make sure the content of the file can be parsed by the parsers specified in the file_content_parser_classes or else it will return a HTTP_415_UNSUPPORTED_MEDIA_TYPE error.

For sample file examples you can upload, check the assets folder

For more examples on how to use the viewsets or generic views, check the test application

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