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Simple reporting for Django admin.

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Simple report generation. Can be used to generate any kind of CSV or HTML reports. Instead of binding the complicated joins in class it expects a queryset to be provided along with headers (which are basically the text values for the first row of the HTML table or CSV file). Further, it requires the redefinition of the process_data which produce a Python list of lists. Each element of the list shall contain exactly the same number of items as the headers. There are some filtering options built in (date_upper, date_lower, per_page, page). Refer to the code documentation further.

There are some obligatory attributes that should be set in the child class:
  • verbose_name (example: verbose_name = ‘Article word count’)
  • fields (example: fields = [u’Article ID’, u’Title’, u’Slug’, u’URL’]
  • queryset (example: queryset = Article._default_manager.all())
If you want to have the date filtering set, you should provide the following attribute as well:
  • date_field (example: date_field = ‘date_published’)


  1. Latest stable version on PyPI:

    $ pip install sirep

  2. Add ‘sirep’ to your INSTALLED_APPS:

    >>> INSTALLED_APPS = (
    >>> # ...
    >>> 'sirep',
    >>> # ...
    >>> )
  3. Run the following django management command:

    $ ./ collectstatic

  4. Add the following lines to the global file:

    >>> import sirep
    >>> sirep.autodiscover() # autodiscover sirep in applications
    >>> urlpatterns = patterns('',
    >>>    # ... some patterns here
    >>>    # Sirep URLs
    >>>    (r'^sirep/', include('sirep.urls')),
    >>>    # ... some other patterns here
    >>> )

5. Create a report in the app directory for which you make the report and name the file “” (follow the sirep.reports example). In order to see the demo, set the SIREP_SHOW_ADMIN_TEST_MODEL_DEMO to True in your local_settings and visit the “http://localhost:8000/sirep/” URL.

Example app

If you want to have a working example of the app, check the example directory of the source and follow the installation instructions described in example/readme.rst.

An automated installer resides in Download it somewhere, activate your virtual environement and run the installer. You will soon be able to see the example report

Usage examples

Sample model module (file test_package/

>>> class TestModel(models.Model):
>>>     """
>>>     Test model for making a report.
>>>     """
>>>     title = models.CharField(_("Title"), max_length=50, blank=False, null=False)
>>>     counter = models.PositiveIntegerField(_("Counter"), blank=True, null=True)
>>>     user = models.ForeignKey(User, null=True, blank=True)
>>>     date_published = models.DateTimeField(null=True, blank=True)
>>>     class Meta:
>>>         verbose_name = _("Sirep test model")
>>>         verbose_name_plural = _("Sirep test models")
>>>     def __unicode__(self):
>>>         return self.title

Sample report (file test_package/ module:

>>> import sirep
>>> from test_package.models import TestModel
>>> # Define the report class
>>> class TestReport(sirep.Report):
>>>     verbose_name = 'Test report'
>>>     fields = [u'ID', u'Title', u'Counter', u'Username', u'E-mail']
>>>     items = []
>>>     limit = 200
>>>     date_field = 'date_published'
>>>     queryset = TestModel._default_manager.filter().select_related('user')
>>>     def process_data(self):
>>>         queryset = self.get_queryset()
>>>         self.items = []
>>>         for a in queryset:
>>>             self.items.append([
>>>       ,
>>>                 a.title,
>>>                 a.counter,
>>>                 a.user.username if a.user else '',
>>>        if a.user else ''
>>>                 ])
>>> # Register the report
>>> sirep.register('test-report', TestReport)

That’s all. You may now navigate to your report Note that test-report is the slug using which we have registered the report (sirep.register).


GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1


For any issues contact me at the e-mail given in the Author section.


Artur Barseghyan <>

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