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django-tables2 - An app for creating HTML tables
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django-tables2 - An app for creating HTML tables

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django-tables2 simplifies the task of turning sets of data into HTML tables. It has native support for pagination and sorting. It does for HTML tables what django.forms does for HTML forms. e.g.

An example table rendered using django-tables2

Its features include:

  • Any iterable can be a data-source, but special support for Django querysets is included.
  • The builtin UI does not rely on JavaScript.
  • Support for automatic table generation based on a Django model.
  • Supports custom column functionality via subclassing.
  • Pagination.
  • Column based table sorting.
  • Template tag to enable trivial rendering to HTML.
  • Generic view mixin.


Creating a table for a model Simple is as simple as:

import django_tables2 as tables

class SimpleTable(tables.Table):
    class Meta:
        model = Simple

This would then be used in a view:

def simple_list(request):
    queryset = Simple.objects.all()
    table = SimpleTable(queryset)
    return render(request, 'simple_list.html', {'table': table})

And finally in the template:

{% load django_tables2 %}
{% render_table table %}

This example shows one of the simplest cases, but django-tables2 can do a lot more! Check out the _documentation: for more details.

Running the tests

With tox installed, you can run the test suite by typing tox. It will take care of installing the correct dependencies. During development, you might not want to wait for the tests to run in all environments. In that case, use the -e argument to specify an environment:

tox -e py27-1.9 to run the tests in python 2.7 with Django 1.9.

To generate a html coverage report:

PYTHONPATH=~/workspace/django-tables2 py.test -s --cov=django_tables2 --cov-report html

Building the documentation

If you want to build the docs from within a virtualenv, and Sphinx is installed globally, use:

make html SPHINXBUILD="python $(which sphinx-build)"

Publishing a release

  1. Bump the version in django-tables2/
  2. Update
  3. Create a tag git tag -a v1.0.6 -m 'tagging v1.0.6'
  4. Run python sdist upload --sign --identity=<your gpg identity>.
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