sqlalchemy-filters 0.4.0 2017-06-21 ✔ PY2 ✔ PY3

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A library to filter SQLAlchemy queries.

LicenseApache License, Version 2.0


.. pull-quote::

Filter, sort and paginate SQLAlchemy query objects.
Ideal for exposing these actions over a REST API.


Assuming that we have a SQLAlchemy `query` that only contains a single

.. code-block:: python

from sqlalchemy import Column, Integer, String
from sqlalchemy.ext.declarative import declarative_base

class Base(object):
id = Column(Integer, primary_key=True)
name = Column(String(50), nullable=False)
count = Column(Integer, nullable=True)

Base = declarative_base(cls=Base)

class Foo(Base):

__tablename__ = 'foo'

# ...

query = self.session.query(Foo)

Then we can apply filters to that ``query`` object (multiple times):

.. code-block:: python

from sqlalchemy_filters import apply_filters

# `query` should be a SQLAlchemy query object

filters = [{'field': 'name', 'op': '==', 'value': 'name_1'}]
filtered_query = apply_filters(query, filters)

more_filters = [{'field': 'foo_id', 'op': 'is_not_null'}]
filtered_query = apply_filters(filtered_query, more_filters)

result = filtered_query.all()

Note that we can also apply filters to queries defined by fields or functions:

.. code-block:: python

query_alt_1 = self.session.query(Foo.id, Foo.name)
query_alt_2 = self.session.query(func.count(Foo.id))


.. code-block:: python

from sqlalchemy_filters import apply_sort

# `query` should be a SQLAlchemy query object

order_by = [
{'field': 'name', 'direction': 'asc'},
{'field': 'id', 'direction': 'desc'},
sorted_query = apply_sort(query, order_by)

result = sorted_query.all()


.. code-block:: python

from sqlalchemy_filters import apply_pagination

# `query` should be a SQLAlchemy query object

query, pagination = apply_pagination(query, page_number=1, page_size=10)

page_size, page_number, num_pages, total_results = pagination

assert 10 == len(query)
assert 10 == page_size == pagination.page_size
assert 1 == page_number == pagination.page_number
assert 3 == num_pages == pagination.num_pages
assert 22 == total_results == pagination.total_results

Filters format

Filters must be provided in a list and will be applied sequentially.
Each filter will be a dictionary element in that list, using the
following format:

.. code-block:: python

filters = [
{'field': 'field_name', 'op': '==', 'value': 'field_value'},
{'field': 'field_2_name', 'op': '!=', 'value': 'field_2_value'},
# ...

Optionally, if there is only one filter, the containing list may be omitted:

.. code-block:: python

filters = {'field': 'field_name', 'op': '==', 'value': 'field_value'}

Where ``field`` is the name of the field that will be filtered using the
operator provided in ``op`` (optional, defaults to `==`) and the
provided ``value`` (optional, depending on the operator).

This is the list of operators that can be used:

- ``is_null``
- ``is_not_null``
- ``==``, ``eq``
- ``!=``, ``ne``
- ``>``, ``gt``
- ``<``, ``lt``
- ``>=``, ``ge``
- ``<=``, ``le``
- ``like``
- ``in``
- ``not_in``

Boolean Functions
``and``, ``or``, and ``not`` functions can be used and nested within the filter definition:

.. code-block:: python

filters = [
'or': [
'and': [
{'field': 'field_name', 'op': '==', 'value': 'field_value'},
{'field': 'field_2_name', 'op': '!=', 'value': 'field_2_value'},
'not': [
{'field': 'field_3_name', 'op': '==', 'value': 'field_3_value'}

Note: ``or`` and ``and`` must reference a list of at least one element. ``not`` must reference a list of exactly one element.

Sort format

Sort elements must be provided as dictionaries in a list and will be
applied sequentially:

.. code-block:: python

order_by = [
{'field': 'name', 'direction': 'asc'},
{'field': 'id', 'direction': 'desc'},
# ...

Where ``field`` is the name of the field that will be sorted using the
provided ``direction``.

Running tests

There are some Makefile targets that can be used to run the tests. A
test database will be created, used during the tests and destroyed

The default configuration uses both SQLite and MySQL (if the driver is
installed) to run the tests, with the following URIs:

.. code-block:: shell


Example of usage:

.. code-block:: shell

$ # using default settings
$ make test
$ make coverage

$ # overriding DB parameters
$ ARGS='--mysql-test-db-uri mysql+mysqlconnector://root:@' make test
$ ARGS='--sqlite-test-db-uri sqlite+pysqlite:///test_sqlalchemy_filters.db' make test

$ ARGS='--mysql-test-db-uri mysql+mysqlconnector://root:@' make coverage
$ ARGS='--sqlite-test-db-uri sqlite+pysqlite:///test_sqlalchemy_filters.db' make coverage


Apache 2.0. See LICENSE for details.