Django Report Tools

Report tools aims to take the pain out of putting charts, graphs and tables into your Django projects. It lets you do the following:

  • Define your reports using the same syntax as Django forms and models
  • Use built-in ‘renderers’ to avoid the hassle of dealing with various charting technologies (currently only the Google Visualization Toolkit is supported)
  • Enter chart data in a standardised format
  • Build a simple API, allowing for the creation of chart exports or a ‘save to dashboard’ feature.

An example report:

class MyReport(Report):
    renderer = GoogleChartsRenderer

    pie_chart = charts.PieChart(
        title="A nice, simple pie chart",

    def get_data_for_pie_chart(self):
        data = ChartData()

        data.add_column("Pony Type")

        data.add_row(["Blue", 20])
        data.add_row(["Pink", 20])
        data.add_row(["Magical", 1])

        return data

For an expanation of this code, read on to the getting started section.

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