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Provides url converters for flask to support pymonogs ObjectIDs

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Provides url converters for flask to support pymonogs ObjectIDs

I found the snippet from here by Armin Ronacher but could not find a package for it.


  • add the Converter to the flask app
  • use it in routes

Add Converter to app:

The package defines two converters to use:

  • ObjectIDConverter: stringify the id
  • Base64ObjectIDConverter: produces smaller strings by encoding to base64
from flask import Flask
from flask_objectid_converter import ObjectIDConverter

app = Flask(__name__)
app.url_map.converters['objectid'] = ObjectIDConverter

Use in routes

def get_user(oid):
    return User.objects.get(id=oid)

Throws 404 if the requested value cant be decoded

get route via url_for

from flask import url_for


python test

Possible extensions

Make the package a proper flask extension with init_app, encode, decode functions, configuration of conversion algorithm (specify alphabet)...


  • 1.0.0: Inital version. Encodes to base64 by default.
  • 2.0.0: Provide two converter classes. A simple one and a base64 encoding one. Drop python2 support.

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