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base64 encoding/decoding property for storing binary data in Django TextFields.

Author:
bikeshedder
Posted:
June 26, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Score:
3 (after 3 ratings)

This is possibly the simplest solution for storing binary data in a TextField.

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import base64

from django.db import models

class Foo(models.Model):

    _data = models.TextField(
            db_column='data',
            blank=True)

    def set_data(self, data):
        self._data = base64.encodestring(data)

    def get_data(self):
        return base64.decodestring(self._data)

    data = property(get_data, set_data)

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Comments

fero (on February 11, 2012):

thank you very much, good snippet. Testing it now

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