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Django-REST-framework serializer fields for compound types.

Project Description

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`Django-REST-framework <>`_
`serializer fields <>`_ for compound types.
Django-REST-framework provides the ability to
`deal with multiple objects <>`_
using the `many=True` option on serializers. That allows for lists of objects and for fields to be
lists of objects.

This package expands on that and provides fields allowing:

* Lists of simple (non-object) types, described by other serializer fields.
* Fields that allow values to be a list or individual item of some type.
* Dictionaries of simple and object types.
* Partial dictionaries which include keys specified in a list.

A quick example::

from drf_compound_fields.fields import DictField
from drf_compound_fields.fields import ListField
from drf_compound_fields.fields import ListOrItemField
from drf_compound_fields.fields import ListField
from rest_framework import serializers

class EmailContact(serializers.Serializer):
email = serializers.EmailField()
verified = serializers.BooleanField()

class UserProfile(serializers.Serializer):
username = serializers.CharField()
email_contacts = EmailContact(many=True) # List of objects: possible with REST-framework alone
# This is the new stuff:
skills = ListField(serializers.CharField()) # E.g., ["javascript", "python", "ruby"]
name = ListOrItemField(serializers.CharField()) # E.g., "Prince" or ["John", "Smith"]
bookmarks = DictField(serializers.URLField()) # E.g., {"./": ""}
measurements = PartialDictField(included_keys=['height', 'weight'], serializers.IntegerField())

See the :doc:`usage <usage>` for more information.

Project info

* Free software: BSD license
* `Documentation <>`_
* `Source code <>`_
* `Issue tracker <>`_
* `CI server <>`_
* IRC: no channel but see AUTHORS for individual nicks on freenode.
* Mailing list: None yet, but please log an `issue <>`_ if you want to have discussions about this package.


1.0.0 (2016-02-29)
* Upgrade ListOrItemField and PartialDictField for django-rest-framework 3.0 and beyond
* Remove ListField and DictField, as they now come with django-rest-framework

0.2.2 (2014-08-10)

Correct validation behaviors when fields are used in embedded serializers. Also correction to the
`list` and `dict` type checks for `None` values (#15, #16, #18).

* Implement `initialize` and `field_from_native` to ensure proper validation in embedded
* Give the fields distinct `validate` and `run_validators` implementations that don't call each
* Don't apply the `list` and `dict` type checks for `None` values.

0.2.1 (2014-04-23)

Loosen dependency versions

* Remove explicit dependency on Django
* Loosen rest-framework to any version before 3

0.2.0 (2014-03-16)

* Documentation (#3)
* Collect messages of nested errors, instead of error objects (#12)
* Add ListOrItemField type (#5, #11)
* Fix PartialDictField validation and handling of badly-typed values
* Switch project tests to py.test (#10)

0.1.0 (2014-03-06)

First PyPI release of rest-framework serializer compound-fields (#1). Provides:

* ListField (#4, #7)
* DictField
* PartialDictField (#8, #9)

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