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Django Jalali

This module gives you a DateField same as Django's DateField but you can get and query data based on Jalali Date



$ easy_install django_jalali


Direct Usage

  1. Run :

    $ startproject jalali_test
  2. Start your app :

    $ python startapp foo
  3. Edit and add django_jalali and your foo to your INSTALLED_APPS (also config DATABASES setting)

    django_jalali should be added before your apps in order to work properly

  4. Edit foo/

    from django.db import models                                                                                                                          
    from django_jalali.db import models as jmodels
    class Bar(models.Model):
        objects = jmodels.jManager()
        name =  models.CharField(max_length=200)
        date =  jmodels.jDateField()
        def __str__(self):
            return "%s, %s"%(,
    class BarTime(models.Model):
        objects = jmodels.jManager()
        name =  models.CharField(max_length=200)
        datetime = jmodels.jDateTimeField()
        def __str__(self):
            return "%s, %s" %(, self.datetime)
  5. Run

    $ python syncdb
  6. Test it

    $ python shell
    Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, Sep 15 2010, 15:52:39) 
    [GCC 4.4.5] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> from foo.models import Bar
    >>> import jdatetime
    >>> today =, 5, 12)
    >>> mybar = Bar(name="foo", date=today)
    >>>, 5, 12)
    >>> Bar.objects.filter(date=today)
    [<Bar: foo, 1390-05-12>]
    >>> Bar.objects.filter(date__gte="1390-5-12")
    [<Bar: foo, 1390-05-12>]
    >>> Bar.objects.filter(date='1363-08-01')
    >>> from foo.models import BarTime
    >>> BarTime(name="Bar Time now", datetime=jdatetime.datetime(1380,8,2,12,12,12)).save()
    >>> BarTime.objects.filter(datetime__lt= jdatetime.datetime(1380,8,2,12,12,12 ))
    >>> BarTime.objects.filter(datetime__lte= jdatetime.datetime(1380,8,2,12,12,12 ))
    [<BarTime: Bar Time now, 1380-08-0212:12:12>]
    >>> BarTime.objects.filter(datetime__gt='1380-08-02')
    [<BarTime: Bar Time now, 1380-08-0212:12:12>]
    >>> BarTime.objects.filter(datetime__gt=d)
    >>> BarTime.objects.filter(datetime__year=1380)
    [<BarTime: Bar Time now, 1380-08-0212:12:12>]

Using Templatetags

  1. You can use jformat filter to format your dates in templates: {% load jformat %} {{ my_date|jformat }} {# default formatting #} {{ my_date|jformat:"%A %d %B %Y %H:%M" }} {# specific formatting #}

Admin Interface

  1. Create foo/

    from foo.models import Bar,BarTime
    from django.contrib import admin
    #You need to import this for adding filter in admin interface
    #However it works for django <= 1.7. Read more
    import django_jalali.admin.filterspecs
    #you need import this for adding jalali calander widget
    import django_jalali.admin as jadmin 
    class BarAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        list_filter = ['date'], BarAdmin)
    class BarTimeAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        list_filter = ['datetime'], BarTimeAdmin)
  2. Config admin interface and fire up your django and enjoy using jalali date !

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