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A little django app that uses py-moneyed to add support for Money fields in your models and forms.

Fork of the django support that was in

This version adds tests, and comes with several critical bugfixes.

Via py-moneyed, django-moneyed gets:

  • Support for proper Money value handling (using the standard Money design pattern)
  • A currency class and definitions for all currencies in circulation
  • Formatting of most currencies with correct currency sign


Django-money currently needs py-moneyed v0.4 (or later) to work.

You can install django-money by doing:

pip install django-money

This will automatically install the appropriate dependencies.

You can obtain the source code for django-money from here:

And the source for py-moneyed from here:

Model usage

Use as normal model fields

import moneyed
from djmoney.models.fields import MoneyField
from django.db import models

class BankAccount(models.Model):

    balance = MoneyField(max_digits=10, decimal_places=2, default_currency='USD')

Searching for models with money fields:

from moneyed import Money, USD, CHF
account = BankAccount(balance=Money(10, USD))
swissAccount = BankAccount(balance=Money(10, CHF))

BankAccount.objects.filter(balance__gt=Money(1, USD))
# Returns the "account" object

If you use South to handle model migration, things will "Just Work" out of the box. South is an optional dependency and things will work fine without it.

Adding a new Currency

Currencies are listed on moneyed, and this modules use this to provide a choice list on the admin, also for validation.

To add a new currency available on all the project, you can simple add this two lines on your file

from moneyed import add_currency
add_currency(code='BOB', numeric='068', name='Peso boliviano', countries=('BOLIVIA',))

To restrict the currencies listed on the project set a CURRENCIES variable with a list of Currency codes on


The list has to contain valid Currency codes

Important note on model managers

Django-money leaves you to use any custom model managers you like for your models, but it needs to wrap some of the methods to allow searching for models with money values.

This is done automatically for the "objects" attribute in any model that uses MoneyField. However, if you assign managers to some other attribute, you have to wrap your manager manually, like so:

from djmoney.models.managers import money_manager
class BankAccount(models.Model):

    balance = MoneyField(max_digits=10, decimal_places=2, default_currency='USD')

    accounts = money_manager(MyCustomManager())

Also, the money_manager wrapper only wraps the standard QuerySet methods. If you define custom QuerySet methods, that do not end up using any of the standard ones (like "get", "filter" and so on), then you also need to manually decorate those custom methods, like so:

from djmoney.models.managers import understand_money

class MyCustomQuerySet(QuerySet):

   def my_custom_method(*args,**kwargs):
       # Awesome stuff


Money fields for django forms and models.







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