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django-mptt 0.7.4

Utilities for implementing Modified Preorder Tree Traversal with your Django Models and working with trees of Model instances.

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django-mptt
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Utilities for implementing Modified Preorder Tree Traversal with your
Django Models and working with trees of Model instances.

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Project home: http://github.com/django-mptt/django-mptt/

Documentation: http://django-mptt.github.io/django-mptt/

Discussion group: http://groups.google.com/group/django-mptt-dev

What is Modified Preorder Tree Traversal?
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MPTT is a technique for storing hierarchical data in a database. The aim is to
make retrieval operations very efficient.

The trade-off for this efficiency is that performing inserts and moving
items around the tree is more involved, as there's some extra work
required to keep the tree structure in a good state at all times.

Here are a few articles about MPTT to whet your appetite and provide
details about how the technique itself works:

* `Trees in SQL`_
* `Storing Hierarchical Data in a Database`_
* `Managing Hierarchical Data in MySQL`_

.. _`Trees in SQL`: http://www.ibase.ru/devinfo/DBMSTrees/sqltrees.html
.. _`Storing Hierarchical Data in a Database`: http://www.sitepoint.com/print/hierarchical-data-database


What is ``django-mptt``?
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``django-mptt`` is a reusable Django app which aims to make it easy for you
to use MPTT with your own Django models.

It takes care of the details of managing a database table as a tree
structure and provides tools for working with trees of model instances.

Requirements
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* Python 2.6+ (with experimental support for python 3.2+ and PyPy)
* Django 1.4.2+

Feature overview
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* Simple registration of models - fields required for tree structure will be
added automatically.

* The tree structure is automatically updated when you create or delete
model instances, or change an instance's parent.

* Each level of the tree is automatically sorted by a field (or fields) of your
choice.

* New model methods are added to each registered model for:

* changing position in the tree
* retrieving ancestors, siblings, descendants
* counting descendants
* other tree-related operations

* A ``TreeManager`` manager is added to all registered models. This provides
methods to:

* move nodes around a tree, or into a different tree
* insert a node anywhere in a tree
* rebuild the MPTT fields for the tree (useful when you do bulk updates
outside of django)

* Form fields for tree models.

* Utility functions for tree models.

* Template tags and filters for rendering trees.
 
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