CleanerVersion adds a versioning/historizing layer to your relational DB which implements a "Slowly Changing Dimensions Type 2" behavior
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Latest commit a6eaf2b Feb 9, 2017 @maennel maennel committed on GitHub Merge pull request #131 from swisscom/prefetch_related_with_queryset_fix
Fix for #129 (prefetch_related foreign_key-related object with queryset)


CleanerVersion for Django


CleanerVersion is a solution that allows you to read and write multiple versions of an entry to and from your relational database. It allows to keep track of modifications on an object over time, as described by the theory of Slowly Changing Dimensions (SCD) - Type 2.

CleanerVersion therefore enables a Django-based Datawarehouse, which was the initial idea of this package.


CleanerVersion's feature-set includes the following bullet points:

  • Simple versioning of an object (according to SCD, Type 2)
    • Retrieval of the current version of the object
    • Retrieval of an object's state at any point in time
  • Versioning of One-to-Many relationships
    • For any point in time, retrieval of correct related objects
  • Versioning of Many-to-Many relationships
    • For any point in time, retrieval of correct related objects
  • Migrations, if using in conjunction with Django 1.7 and upwards
  • Integration with Django Admin (Credits to @boydjohnson and @peterfarrell)


This code was tested with the following technical components

  • Python 2.7 & 3.4
  • Django 1.8
  • PostgreSQL 9.3.4 & SQLite3

Older Django versions

CleanerVersion was originally written for Django 1.6.

Old packages compatible with older Django releases:


Find a detailed documentation at

Feature requests

  • Querying for time ranges