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# remotemodels

Since `micromodels` is not active maintained, I fork it and tune for myself.

A simple library for building model classes based on dictionaries of data.

Perfect for (amongst other things) wrapping Python objects around JSON data returned from web-based APIs.


## Installation

pip install remotemodels

## Really simple example

import remotemodels

class Author(remotemodels.Model):
first_name = remotemodels.CharField()
last_name = remotemodels.CharField()
date_of_birth = remotemodels.DateField(format="%Y-%m-%d")

@property
def full_name(self):
return "%s %s" % (self.first_name, self.last_name)


douglas_data = {
"first_name": "Douglas",
"last_name": "Adams",
"date_of_birth": "1952-03-11",
}

douglas = Author.from_dict(douglas_data)
print "%s was born in %s" % (douglas.full_name, douglas.date_of_birth.strftime("%Y"))

## Slightly more complex example

import json
from urllib2 import urlopen

import remotemodels

class TwitterUser(remotemodels.Model):
id = remotemodels.IntegerField()
screen_name = remotemodels.CharField()
name = remotemodels.CharField()
description = remotemodels.CharField()

def get_profile_url(self):
return 'http://twitter.com/%s' % self.screen_name


class Tweet(remotemodels.Model):
id = remotemodels.IntegerField()
text = remotemodels.CharField()
created_at = remotemodels.DateTimeField(format="%a %b %d %H:%M:%S +0000 %Y")
user = remotemodels.ModelField(TwitterUser)


json_data = urlopen('http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/show/20.json').read()
tweet = Tweet.from_dict(json_data, is_json=True)

print tweet.user.name
print tweet.user.get_profile_url()
print tweet.id
print tweet.created_at.strftime('%A')

#new fields can also be added to the model instance
#a method needs to be used to do this to handle serialization

tweet.add_field('retweet_count', 44, remotemodels.IntegerField())
print tweet.retweet_count

#the data can be cast to a dict (still containing time object)
print tweet.to_dict()

#it can also be cast to JSON (fields handle their own serialization)
print tweet.to_json()

#tweet.to_json() is equivalent to this call
json.dumps(tweet.to_dict(serial=True))


## Field reference

### Field options

The following optional argument is available for all field types.

#### `source`

By default, a model class will look for a key in its source data with the same name as each of its fields. For example:

class ExampleModel(remotemodels.Model):
myfield = remotemodels.CharField()

>>> e = ExampleModel({'myfield': 'Some Value'})
>>> e.myfield
u'Some Value'

If you wish to change this, you can pass the 'source' argument to each field instance:

class ExampleModel(remotemodels.Model):
myfield = remotemodels.CharField()
anotherfield = remotemodels.CharField(source='some_other_field')

>>> e = ExampleModel({'myfield': 'Some Value', 'some_other_field': 'Another Value'})
>>> e.anotherfield
u'Another Value'

### Field types

#### BaseField

The simplest type of field - this simply passes through whatever is in the data dictionary without changing it at all.

#### CharField

A field for string data. **Will attempt to convert its supplied data to Unicode.**

#### IntegerField

Attempts to convert its supplied data to an integer.

#### FloatField

Attempts to convert its supplied data to a floating point value.

#### BooleanField

Attempts to convert its supplied data to a boolean. If the data is a string, `"true"` (case insensitive) will be converted to `True` and all other strings will be converted to `False`. If the supplied data is an integer, positive numbers will become `True` and negative numbers or zero will become `False`.

#### DateTimeField

Converts its supplied data to a Python `datetime.datetime` object.

class MyModel(remotemodels.Model):
created_at = remotemodels.DateTimeField()

An optional format may be provided.

class MyModel(remotemodels.Model):
created_at = remotemodels.DateTimeField()


#### DateField

Converts its supplied data to a Python `datetime.date` object.

#### TimeField

Converts its supplied data to a Python `datetime.time` object.

#### FieldCollectionField

Use this field when your source data dictionary contains a list of items of the same type. It takes a single required argument, which is the field type that should be used to convert each item in the list. For example:

some_data = {
'first_list': [0, 34, 42],
'second_list': ['first_item', 'second_item', 'third_item'],
}

class MyModel(remotemodels.Model):
first_list = remotemodels.FieldCollectionField(remotemodels.IntegerField)
second_list = remotemodels.FieldCollectionField(remotemodels.CharField)

>>> m = MyModel(some_data)
>>> m.first_list
[0, 34, 42]
>>> m.second_list
[u'first_item', u'second_item', u'third_item']

#### ModelField

Use this field when you wish to nest one object inside another. It takes a single required argument, which is the nested class. For example, given the following dictionary:

some_data = {
'first_item': 'Some value',
'second_item': {
'nested_item': 'Some nested value',
},
}

You could build the following classes (note that you have to define the inner nested models first):

class MyNestedModel(remotemodels.Model):
nested_item = remotemodels.CharField()

class MyMainModel(remotemodels.Model):
first_item = remotemodels.CharField()
second_item = remotemodels.ModelField(MyNestedModel) # pass the class of the nested model

Then you can access the data as follows:

>>> m = MyMainModel(some_data)
>>> m.first_item
u'Some value'
>>> m.second_item.__class__.__name__
'MyNestedModel'
>>> m.second_item.nested_item
u'Some nested value'

`ModelField` takes an optional `related_name` argument. The
`related_name` is the name to use for the related model to refer back
to the outer model:

class Person(Model):
name = CharField()
car = ModelField(Car, related_name="owner")

class Car(Model):
make = CharField()
model = CharField()

>>> person = Person.from_dict(some_data)
>>> person.car.owner == person
True

#### ModelCollectionField

Use this field when your source data dictionary contains a list of
dictionaries. It takes a single required argument, which is the name
of the nested class that each item in the list should be converted
to. For example:

some_data = {
'list': [
{'value': 'First value'},
{'value': 'Second value'},
{'value': 'Third value'},
]
}

class MyNestedModel(remotemodels.Model):
value = remotemodels.CharField()

class MyMainModel(remotemodels.Model):
list = remotemodels.ModelCollectionField(MyNestedModel)

>>> m = MyMainModel(some_data)
>>> len(m.list)
3
>>> m.list[0].__class__.__name__
'MyNestedModel'
>>> m.list[0].value
u'First value'
>>> [item.value for item in m.list]
[u'First value', u'Second value', u'Third value']

`ModelCollectionField` takes an optional `related_name` argument which
serves the same purpose as it does with `ModelField`.

## (Un)license

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.

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