Django Custard

Django runtime typed custom fields

Django Custard is a small reusable unobtrusive Django app that implements runtime custom fields that can be attached to any model on the fly: it’s possible to create fields and set values for them from the code or manage them through the admin site, with the ability to display them even outside of the admin.

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Getting started

  1. You can get Django Custard by using pip:

    pip install django-custard
  2. You will need to add the 'custard' application to the INSTALLED_APPS setting of your Django project file.:

  3. In a file in your app you should just add the 2 models responsible of holding the custom fields type and values.:

    from custard.builder import CustomFieldsBuilder
    builder = CustomFieldsBuilder('myapp.CustomFieldsModel', 'myapp.CustomValuesModel')
    class CustomFieldsModel(builder.create_fields()):
    class CustomValuesModel(builder.create_values()):
  4. Then sync your database with:

    python syncdb



Customize Django Custard with some CUSTOM_* configuration variables in a Django project file.


How to work with Django Custard models and helper classes.


Process of integrating Django Custard in admin.



Only important changes are mentioned below.

v0.10 (2015-06-15)

v0.9 (2015-03-12)

v0.8 (2014-10-08)

v0.7 (2014-07-29)

  • Moved away from the static custard.models.custom class in favour of custard.builder
  • Enable search of custom fields in admin without hacks
  • Simplified a bit how to determine the classes in the builder
  • Updated tests and example to the new builder methods

v0.6 (2014-07-27)

  • Added support for python 2.6/2.7/3.2 and django 1.5/1.6
  • Added test cases for forms and widgets
  • Improved settings class to be cached at runtime while being able to work with override_settings in tests
  • Fixed documentation links and sections not showing up

v0.5 (2014-07-23)

  • Removed useless custom Exception classes not used anymore
  • Added model mixin creation class for holding additional helper functions
  • Fixed broken links in docs
  • Added manager subclass to docs
  • Added admin to docs

v0.4 (2014-07-23)

  • Moved generation of FormField from model to Form
  • Improved documentation

v0.3 (2014-07-22)

  • Improved documentation

v0.2 (2014-07-20)

  • Avoid using a global registry for registered apps in favour of a setting variable
  • Improved documentation

v0.1 (2014-07-18)

  • First stable version released