ambition-django-timezone-field

A Django app providing database and form fields for pytz timezone objects.


License
BSD-3-Clause
Install
pip install ambition-django-timezone-field==2.0.4

Documentation

django-timezone-field

A Django app providing database and form fields for pytz timezone objects.

Examples

Database Field

import pytz
from django.db import models
from timezone_field import TimeZoneField

class MyModel(models.Model):
    tz1 = TimeZoneField(default='Europe/London')            # defaults supported
    tz2 = TimeZoneField()                                   # in ModelForm displays like "America/Los Angeles"
    tz3 = TimeZoneField(choices_display='WITH_GMT_OFFSET')  # in ModelForm displays like "GMT-08:00 America/Los Angeles"

my_model = MyModel(
    tz1='America/Los_Angeles',    # assignment of a string
    tz2=pytz.timezone('Turkey'),  # assignment of a pytz.DstTzInfo
    tz3=pytz.UTC,                 # assignment of pytz.UTC singleton
)
my_model.full_clean() # validates against pytz.common_timezones by default
my_model.save()       # values stored in DB as strings
my_model.tz1          # values retrieved as pytz objects: <DstTzInfo 'America/Los_Angeles' PST-1 day, 16:00:00 STD>

Form Field

from django import forms
from timezone_field import TimeZoneFormField

class MyForm(forms.Form):
    tz = TimeZoneFormField()                                    # displays like "America/Los Angeles"
    tz2 = TimeZoneFormField(choices_display='WITH_GMT_OFFSET')  # displays like "GMT-08:00 America/Los Angeles"

my_form = MyForm({'tz': 'America/Los_Angeles'})
my_form.full_clean()        # validates against pytz.common_timezones by default
my_form.cleaned_data['tz']  # values retrieved as pytz objects: <DstTzInfo 'America/Los_Angeles' PST-1 day, 16:00:00 STD>

REST Framework Serializer Field

import pytz
from rest_framework import serializers
from timezone_field.rest_framework import TimeZoneSerializerField

class MySerializer(serializers.Serializer):
    tz1 = TimeZoneSerializerField()
    tz2 = TimeZoneSerializerField()

my_serializer = MySerializer(data={
    'tz1': 'America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires',
    'tz2': pytz.timezone('America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires'),
})
my_serializer.is_valid()            # true
my_serializer.validated_data['tz1'] # <DstTzInfo 'America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires' LMT-1 day, 20:06:00 STD>
my_serializer.validated_data['tz2'] # <DstTzInfo 'America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires' LMT-1 day, 20:06:00 STD>

Installation

  1. From pypi using pip:

    pip install django-timezone-field
  2. Add timezone_field to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS:

    INSTALLED_APPS = (
        ...
        'timezone_field',
        ...
    )

Changelog

  • 4.1.2 (2021-03-17)
    • Avoid NonExistentTimeError during DST transition (#70)
  • 4.1.1 (2020-11-28)
    • Don't import rest_framework from package root (#67)
  • 4.1 (2020-11-28)
    • Add Django REST Framework serializer field
    • Add new choices_display kwarg with supported values WITH_GMT_OFFSET and STANDARD
    • Deprecate display_GMT_offset kwarg
  • 4.0 (2019-12-03)
    • Add support for django 3.0, python 3.8
    • Drop support for django 1.11, 2.0, 2.1, python 2.7, 3.4
  • 3.1 (2019-10-02)
    • Officially support django 2.2 (already worked)
    • Add option to display TZ offsets in form field #46
  • 3.0 (2018-09-15)
    • Support django 1.11, 2.0, 2.1
    • Add support for python 3.7
    • Change default human-readable timezone names to exclude underscores (#32 & #37)
  • 2.1 (2018-03-01)
    • Add support for django 1.10, 1.11
    • Add support for python 3.6
    • Add wheel support
    • Support bytes in DB fields (#38 & #39)
  • 2.0 (2016-01-31)
    • Drop support for django 1.7, add support for django 1.9
    • Drop support for python 3.2, 3.3, add support for python 3.5
    • Remove tests from source distribution
  • 1.3 (2015-10-12)
    • Drop support for django 1.6, add support for django 1.8
    • Various bug fixes
  • 1.2 (2015-02-05)
    • For form field, changed default list of accepted timezones from pytz.all_timezones to pytz.common_timezones, to match DB field behavior.
  • 1.1 (2014-10-05)
    • Django 1.7 compatibility
    • Added support for formatting choices kwarg as [[<str>, <str>], ...], in addition to previous format of [[<pytz.timezone>, <str>], ...].
    • Changed default list of accepted timezones from pytz.all_timezones to pytz.common_timezones. If you have timezones in your DB that are in pytz.all_timezones but not in pytz.common_timezones, this is a backward-incompatible change. Old behavior can be restored by specifying choices=[(tz, tz) for tz in pytz.all_timezones] in your model definition.
  • 1.0 (2013-08-04)
    • Initial release as timezone_field.

Running the Tests

  1. Install tox.

  2. From the repository root, run

    tox

    Postgres will need to be running locally, and sqlite will need to be installed in order for tox to do its job.

Found a Bug?

To file a bug or submit a patch, please head over to django-timezone-field on github.

Credits

Originally adapted from Brian Rosner's django-timezones. The full list of contributors is available on github.