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drf-schema-adapter is a set of tools used to make it as straight-forward to declare an API endpoint as it is to declare a new ModelAdmin in Django and export the corresponding definition to frontend frameworks and libraries.

Compatibility Matrix

DRF-schema-adapter is compatible with the following matrix

Py 3.5 Py 3.6 Py 3.7 Py 3.8
Django 2.0 DRF 3.8+ DRF 3.8+ DRF 3.8+ Untested
Django 2.1 DRF 3.8+ DRF 3.8+ DRF 3.8+ Untested
Django 2.2 No DRF 3.8+ DRF 3.8+ DRF 3.8+
Django 3.0 No DRF 3.10 DRF 3.10 DRF 3.10

⚠️ For Python 2.7 or Django 1.x support, please use versions 1.x or prior


With pip

pip install drf-schema-adapter

From source

Within the source directory:

python install

Demo application

You can see a demo application running at

Basic usage

First of all you'll need to import the default EndpointRouter in your file.

from drf_auto_endpoint.router import router

As well as add its urls to your urlpatterns in, the same way you would with DRF's DefaultRouter.

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^api/', include(router.urls)),


The quickest way to get a working endpoint is to register a model with the router. Register accepts an optional keyword argument for the url associated to that endpoint. By default the url for an endpoint willbe app_label/verbose_name_plural

from drf_auto_endpoint.router import router
from my_app.models import MyModel, OtherModel

router.register(OtherModel, url='my_custom_url')

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^api/', include(router.urls)),

Adding schema information to your OPTIONS calls

Django REST framework provides the ability to customize those calls thanks to metadata classes.

Setup DRF to use one of DRF-schema-adapter's metadata classes to get schema information:


    'DEFAULT_METADATA_CLASS': 'drf_auto_endpoint.metadata.AutoMetadata',

Exporting to the frontend

First add 'export_app' to your setting's INSTALLED_APPS, then run:

./ export --adapter_name EmberAdapter samples/products

Full documentation

For much more complete documentation, please see:

Related projects

Contibuting guide-lines

If you'd like to contibute to DRF-schema-adapter*, you are more than welcome to do so. In order to make contributing to this project a rich experience for everyone, please follow these guide-lines:

  • First, fork the project with your own GitHub account, build your code on your own repository and submit a pull-request once your contribution is ready.
  • Before contributing a bug-fix or new feature, create an issue explaining what the problem/need is first. When submitting your pull-request, make sure to reference the original issue.
  • For any code you contribute, make sure to follow PEP8 recommendation (soft line-limit 100, hard limit 120).
  • For bug-fixes, please first write a test that will fail with the current code and passes using your patch. For easier evaluation, please do so in 2 separate commits
  • For new features, if your feature can be implemented as a third-party app (like new adapters), please don't contribute them to this repo, publish your own application and open an issue telling us about it. We will make sure to add a link to your application in this README.
  • Read and respect the Code Of Conduct


  • Write better documentation
  • Write more/better tests

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