Provides a ShortUUIDField for your Django models which uses the base-57 “Short UUID” package at https://github.com/stochastic-technologies/shortuuid/ .
Originally, a fork from David Cramer’s excellent django-uuidfield, but not much is left of that besides a bit of structure.
Install it with pip (or easy_install)::
pip install django-shortuuidfield
First you’ll need to attach a ShortUUIDField to your class. This acts as a char(22) to maintain compatibility with SQL versions::
from shortuuidfield import ShortUUIDField class MyModel(models.Model): uuid = ShortUUIDField()
ShortUUIDField is a subclass of django.db.models.CharField
You can pass usual Django CharField parameters on init, although some of them are added/overwritten:
- max_length=22 (since we are using base-57 format which is fixed at 22 characters)
- blank=True, editable=False (set auto=False to remove these fields enforcement)
Uses shortuuid.uuid() that generates uuid4 random values