ModelDict is a very efficient way to store things like settings in your database. The entire model is transformed into a dictionary (lazily) as well as stored in your cache. It's invalidated only when it needs to be (both in process and based on
It was originally created by Disqus, but due to the inactivity we at YPlan have taken over maintenance on this fork.
Tested with all combinations of:
- Python: 2.7, 3.5
- Django: 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.0, 2.1
Install it with pip:
pip install django-modeldict-yplan
Make sure you
pip uninstall django-modeldict first if you're upgrading from the original to this fork - the packages clash.
# You'll need a model with fields to use as key and value in the dict class Setting(models.Model): key = models.CharField(max_length=32) value = models.CharField(max_length=200) # Create the ModelDict... settings = ModelDict(Setting, key='key', value='value', instances=False) # And you can treat it like a normal dict: # Missing values = KeyError settings['foo'] >>> KeyError # Sets supported settings['foo'] = 'hello' # Fetch the current value using normal dictionary access settings['foo'] >>> 'hello' # ...or by normal model queries Setting.objects.get(key='foo').value >>> 'hello'