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=========================================================== Django States (v2) =========================================================== Author: Jonathan Slenders, City Live nv Description: State engine for django models. Define a state graph for a model and remember the state of each object. State transitions can be logged for objects. Usage example: It's basically these two things: - Derived your model from StateModel - Add a Machine class to your model, for the state machine > class PurchaseStateMachine(State): > log_transitions = True > > > class initiated(StateDefinition): > description = _('Purchase initiated') > initial = True > > class paid(StateDefinition): > description = _('Purchase paid') > > class shipped(StateDefinition): > description = _('Purchase shipped') > > > class mark_paid(StateTransition): > from_state = 'initiated' > to_state = 'paid' > description = 'Mark this purchase as paid' > > class ship(StateTransition): > from_state = 'paid' > to_state = 'shipped' > description = 'Ship purchase' > > def handler(transition, instance, user): > code_to_execute_during_this_transition() > > def has_permission(transition, instance, user): > return true_when_user_can_make_this_transition() > > class Purchase(StateModel): > Machine = PurchaseStateMachine > ... (other fields for a purchase) You may of course nest the Machine class, like you would usually do for Meta. This will create the necessary models. if `log_transitions` is enabled, another models is created. Everything should be compatible with South. Usage example: p = Purchase() p.save() # Will automatically create state object for this purchase, in the initial state. p.make_transition('initiate') p.state # Will return 'paid' p.state_transitions.all() # Will return all the state transitions for this instance. p.state_transitions.all().user # The user who triggered this transition p.state_transitions.all().state # Will return 'complete' or 'failed', depending # on the state of this state transition. For better transition control, override: - has_permission(self, instance, user): Check whether this user is allowed to make this transition. - handler(self, instance, user): Code to run during this transition. When an exception has been raised in here, the transition will not be made. Get all objects in a certain state: > Purchase.objects.filter(state='initiated') Actions for the Django Admin: > class PurchaseAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin); > actions = Purchase.Machine.get_admin_actions()