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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.

Ideas for extended functionality: See ToDo.


  • add the Converter to the flask app
  • use it in routes ### Add Converter to app: ```python from flask import Flask from objectid_converter import ObjectIDConverter

app = Flask(name) app.url_map.converters[‘objectid’] = ObjectIDConverter ### Use in routespython @app.route(‘/users/’) 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

Encoding and Decoding

The converter encodes the objectid to base64. For manual encoding and decoding use the itsdangerous library:

import bson
from itsdangerous import base64_encode, base64_decode

# encoding
oid = bson.ObjectId()

# decoding
value = 'SomeBase64DecodedString'


python test


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

base64 is sufficient for me. So i will not touch this right now. If somebody needs this, let me know.

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