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Project settings in python module.

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A sample settings for your any project. The packages allows to keep project settings in a simple python module. The module path can be specified in environment variables or specified in the method configure.

In addition, environment variables can contain any variables that will not be overwritten by the module. All variables must begin with the base name of the settings and in the upper case.

A project can have multiple settings modules:

  • base - base settings for the project;
  • extra - extra variables, for example dev or staging;
  • global - global variables, like variables by default.

All variables in all modules should be in upper case.

Extra variables declared in the base settings module as settings.EXTRA_VAR = "VAR_VALUE" and use like so VAR = settings.EXTRA_VAR.split('_') + ['example']. In the extra settings module declared extra value of variables as settings.EXTRA_VAR = "EXTRA_VAR_VALUE" and last line import base settings module from my_project.conf.base import *. In result assert VAR == ['EXTRA', 'VAR', 'VALUE', 'example'].



import os

if __name__ == '__main__':
    from my_project import main

    os.environ.setdefault("BASE_SETTINGS_NAME", "MY_PROJECT")
    os.environ.setdefault("MY_PROJECT_SETTINGS_MODULE", "my_project.conf.extra")
    os.environ.setdefault("MY_PROJECT_GLOBAL_SETTINGS_MODULE", "")

    os.environ["MY_PROJECT_VAR_2"] = "ENV_VAR_2_VALUE"


from my_project.conf import settings

def run():

    # your code
    from my_project import code


from project_settings import Settings, AppsSettings

settings = Settings()
apps_settings = AppsSettings()


from my_project.conf import settings


from my_project.conf.base import *


from my_project.conf import settings

VAR_5 = settings.VAR_4 + "_VAR_5_VALUE"




from my_project.conf import settings

assert settings.VAR_1 == "VAR_1_VALUE"
assert settings.VAR_2 == "ENV_VAR_2_VALUE"
assert settings.VAR_3 == "GLOBAL_VAR_3_VALUE"
assert settings.VAR_4 == "EXTRA_VAR_VALUE"
assert settings.VAR_5 == "EXTRA_VAR_VALUE_VAR_5_VALUE"

After running python all settings will be generated after executing settings.configure(). After configuration, you can overwrite the values of variables, for example: settings.VAR_1 = “NEW_VALUE_VAR_1”.

Apps settings

For use in the settings, you must specify a variable with list of applications INSTALLED_APPS = [‘’] and initialize apps_settings = AppsSettings(). Next, you must add the package module settings on the inside. The module may contain application variables declared in upper case.


from project_settings import AppSettings

VAR1 = 'app_var1'
VAR2 = 'app_var2'

class AppSettings(AppSettings):
    name = 'app'

    def ready(self):
        from my_project.conf import settings

        settings.READY_VAR = 'APP_READY_VAR'

Application settings will be available as Application settings variables can also be declared using the environment variables, if it starts with the application name at the upper case, for example export APP_ENV_VAR=example.

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