Just yesterday I came (again) across a need to implement CSV file export on yet another site. I googled a bit to check existing libraries, but most of them was really complex (mostly made to handle admin level import and exports) or weren't updated for years.
App that I worked on rocked
Django 1.8 on
python3.4 and I just needed to serialize a model and generate CSV (basically from ORM
Why not use Django REST Framework (that I already use almost everywhere) to do the heavy lifting of serialization based on
Just assume that we use this simple model:We need to build basic `ModelSerializer` like this:
and now, create simple
Django view, that will create serializer based on out
QuerySet, then use
DictWriter from standard library
csv module to create CSV. No manual type conversion, no list handling, no
DateTime formatting. It just works.
This code samples are not tested, treat it as pseudo-code