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autogenerated UUID model field

Author:
kedar
Posted:
March 6, 2014
Language:
Python
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Provides UUIDField for your models. This version creates very short UUID represenation (21 chars) when the record is added eg. in admin. Generated ids are safe to be used in URLs.

You can put represent it in admin as

'readonly_fields=("uuid",)'

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# in file field.py
# adjust add_introspection_rules line as needed

from django.conf import settings

from django.db.models import CharField
import uuid

class UUIDField(CharField) :
    """
    UUIDField stored in 21 Chars
    Example: uuid = UUIDField(editable=False)
    """     
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        kwargs['max_length'] = kwargs.get('max_length', 22 )
        # kwargs['blank'] = True
        kwargs['default'] = lambda: uuid.uuid4().bytes.encode('base64').rstrip('=\n').replace('/', '_')
        CharField.__init__(self, *args, **kwargs)
    
###################            
    
# South requires custom fields to be given "rules".
# See http://south.aeracode.org/docs/customfields.html
if "south" in settings.INSTALLED_APPS:
    try:
        from south.modelsinspector import add_introspection_rules
        add_introspection_rules([], ["extend\.fields\.UUIDField"])
    except ImportError:
        pass

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