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Django Funky Sheets

Django implementation of Handsontable spreadsheets for CRUD actions.

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Install django-funky-sheets:

$ pip install django-funky-sheets

Add funky_sheets to your INSTALLED_APPS:



Quick Start


Define URLs for Create and Update views.


from django.urls import path
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
  path('', views.index, name='index'),
  path('create/', views.CreateMovieView.as_view(), name='create'),
  path('update/', views.UpdateMovieView.as_view(), name='update')


Define Create and Update views which inherit from HotView and render the Handsontable spreadsheet based on selected model fields.


from django.forms import CheckboxSelectMultiple, CheckboxInput, DateInput
from django.urls import reverse_lazy

from funky_sheets.formsets import HotView

from .models import Movie

class CreateMovieView(HotView):
    # Define model to be used by the view
    model = Movie
    # Define template
    template_name = 'examples/create.html'
    # Define custom characters/strings for checked/unchecked checkboxes
    checkbox_checked = 'yes' # default: true
    checkbox_unchecked = 'no' # default: false
    # Define prefix for the formset which is constructed from Handsontable spreadsheet on submission
    prefix = 'table'
    # Define success URL
    success_url = reverse_lazy('update')
    # Define fields to be included as columns into the Handsontable spreadsheet
    fields = (
    # Define extra formset factory kwargs
    factory_kwargs = {
        'widgets': {
            'release_date': DateInput(attrs={'type': 'date'}),
            'genre': CheckboxSelectMultiple(),
            'parents_guide': CheckboxInput(),
    # Define Handsontable settings as defined in Handsontable docs
    hot_settings = {
        'contextMenu': 'true',
        'autoWrapRow': 'true',
        'rowHeaders': 'true',
        'contextMenu': 'true',
        'search': 'true',
        # When value is dictionary don't wrap it in quotes
        'headerTooltips': {
            'rows': 'false',
            'columns': 'true'
        # When value is list don't wrap it in quotes
        'dropdownMenu': [

class UpdateMovieView(CreateMovieView):
  template_name = 'examples/update.html'
  # Define 'update' action
  action = 'update'
  # Define 'update' button
  button_text = 'Update'


hot_template uses jQuery 3.3.1 and Handsontable 7.0.0.

If you would like to use different versions of jQuery and Handsontable you should create your own hot_template by copying default hot_template in funky_sheets/templates/hot/hot.html and loading selected versions of jQuery, Handsontable JavaScript and CSS. Note that the compatibility with different versions is not guaranteed. You should than include your custom hot_template when creating templates like create.html and update.html in the examples.

Define templates which include hot_template in place where you want to render Handsontable spreadsheet.


{% include hot_template %}


{% include hot_template %}

General information

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This is an Open Source project and any contribution is highly appreciated.


This project is licensed under the MIT License.


Django implementation of Handsontable spreadsheets for CRUD actions.








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