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Django Query by Example (QBE)

:synopsis: Admin tool in order to get custom reports.

The objective of django-qbe is provide a assited and interactive way of making
complex queries with no technical knowledge (or minimal) to get custom reports
from the objects of Django models.

Based on QBE_ proposal from IBM®, django-qbe is intended to remove the
limitations of Django QuerySets objects and to use the whole expresive power of
the subjacent SQL.


There's no script, neither easy_install yet, but I hope yes in the
near future. By the moment, you must download the *django_qbe* directory using

  $ git clone git://
  $ cp -r qbe/django_qbe /path/to/your/project

Adding to the project settings::

      # [...] django builtins applications
      # [...] Any other application

And adding the urlconf in your project

    # qbe
    url(r'^qbe/', include('django_qbe.urls')),

You must not forgive link or copy the *django_qbe/media/django_qbe*
directory in your project media directory::

  $ ln -s django_qbe/media/django_qbe /path/to/your/project/media/

That's all. Then you can access to http://host:port/qbe
However, you can add a link from your admin page changing the admin index
template fo your AdminSite::

  class AdminSite(admin.AdminSite):
      index_template = "qbe_index.html"

Or adding in your custom admin index template the next javascript::

  <script type="text/javascript" src="{% url qbe_js %}"></script>


The next lines show de available settings and its default values.

Enable autocompletion tool (work in progress, not enabled yet)::


Enable an Exhibit faceted navigation for results (not yet implemented)::


Admin module name to add admin urls in results::

  QBE_ADMIN = "admin"

Function to control to users with access to QBE::

  QBE_ACCESS_FOR = lambda user: user.is_staff

Path to QBE formats export file, in order to add custom export formats::

  QBE_FORMATS_EXPORT = "qbe_formats"

.. _QBE:
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