# Overview

django-jsonfield =================== I had a serious need for a JSON field for django. There were a couple out there, but none packaged up nicely on bitbucket/github that were usable with pip install -e. So I took the code from David Cramer's blog_, and packaged it up. To use, just install the package, and then use the field:: from django.db import models import jsonfield class MyModel(models.Model): the_json = jsonfield.JSONField() Now, it will validate the JSON on entry, and store it as a string in the database. When you instantiate/fetch the object, it will be turned back into a python list/dict/string. Todo ---------- Convert date/time objects nicely to/from ISO strings (YYYY-mm-dd HH:MM:SS TZNAME). This is actually a bit tricky, as we don't know if we are expecting a date/time object. We may parse objects as we go, but there could be some performance issues with this. .. _David Cramer's blog: http://www.davidcramer.net/code/448/cleaning-up-with-json-and-sql.html