# 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. There are also a couple of other bits and bobs: - jsonify templatetag: This allows you to convert a python data structure into JSON within a template. {% load jsonify %} <script> var foo = {{ bar|jsonify }}; </script> - JSONTableWidget I strongly recommend you don't use this: it's an experimental way of having a generic JSON structure represented as a table, enabling you to let non-programmer types edit JSON data. I have replaced a lot of the code that is here with some new KnockoutJS-based stuff, and that simplifies it a whole lot. As such, I am not using this widget any longer, and it may not work. 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://justcramer.com/2009/04/14/cleaning-up-with-json-and-sql/