Django and OpenOffice.org uno reports

Openoffice.org’s python uno library is great for report writing in a web application. I wanted to create a report template system where users can create templates with a word processor of their choice. I created a simple template model which consists of a CharField and FileField. Users can upload templates here in .doc, .odt, or… Continue reading Django and OpenOffice.org uno reports

Django Hack: adding extra data to admin interface

A common need I have for Django’s admin interface is to show a little more data for¬†convenience¬†right on the edit page. For example showing a link to a foreign key’s edit page right there. The way I do this is by setting the help_text field in the render_change_form function. I create a new function in… Continue reading Django Hack: adding extra data to admin interface

Django

I mentioned the Django app I made in the previous post so I thought I would provide some info about what it is. Essentially the goal was to reduce duplicate work everywhere possible be moving data from spreadsheets and other database’s into one central database. Also to allow a non skilled worker to edit this… Continue reading Django