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Converting Django models into Graphviz DOT files

Inspired by this nice hack by Matt Biddulph I set out to create a similar thing for Django models. Below is an initial implementation, and here are some results generated with the OS X version of Graphviz:

You might also be interested in this Django app by Andrew Barilla from which I borrowed some ideas, that displays the graphviz results directly from the web.

#!/usr/bin/python
"""Django model to DOT (Graphviz) converter
by Antonio Cavedoni <antonio@cavedoni.org>

Make sure your DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE is set to your project and call 
the script like this:

  $ python modelviz.py <app_label> > <filename>.dot

Example:

  $ python modelviz.py camera > foo.dot
"""

from django.db import models
from django.db.models import get_models
from django.db.models.fields.related import \
    ForeignKey, OneToOneField, ManyToManyField

def generate_dot(app_label):
   app = models.get_app(app_label)

   print "digraph %s {" % ('"' + app.__name__ + '"')
   print """  fontname = "Helvetica"
  fontsize = 8
      
  node [
    fontname = "Helvetica"
    fontsize = 8
    shape = "record"
  ]
   edge [
    fontname = "Helvetica"
    fontsize = 8
  ]
"""
   for o in get_models(app):
      nodes = []
      nodes.append("""  %s [
    label = "{%s | """ % (o.__name__, o.__name__))

      # members
      for field in o._meta.fields:
         nodes.append("%s : %s\\l" % (field.name, type(field).__name__))
         
      for field in o._meta.many_to_many:
         nodes.append("%s : %s\\l" % (field.name, type(field).__name__))

      nodes.append(""" }"\n]\n""")
      print "".join(nodes)

      # relations
      rel = []
      for field in o._meta.fields:
         if isinstance(field, ForeignKey):
            _rel = '  %s -> %s [label="%s"];' % \
                (o.__name__, field.rel.to.__name__, type(field).__name__)
            if _rel not in rel:
               rel.append(_rel)

      for field in o._meta.many_to_many:
         if isinstance(field, ManyToManyField):
            _rel = '  %s -> %s [label="%s"] [arrowhead=normal arrowtail=normal];' % \
                (o.__name__, field.rel.to.__name__, type(field).__name__)
            if _rel not in rel:
               rel.append(_rel)

      print "\n".join(rel)

   print "}"

if __name__ == "__main__":
   import sys
   app_label = sys.argv[1]
   generate_dot(app_label)

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