Utility Views

Utility views are reusable views that handle common CRUD tasks, such as listing and updating objects. Some views operate on individual objects, whereas others (referred to as "bulk" views) operate on multiple objects at once.

Individual Views


Retrieve and display a single object.


Generates a paginated table of objects from a given queryset, which may optionally be filtered.


Updates an object identified by a primary key (PK) or slug. If no existing object is specified, a new object will be created.


Deletes an object. The user is redirected to a confirmation page before the deletion is executed.

Bulk Views


Creates multiple objects at once based on a given pattern. Currently used only for IP addresses.


Accepts CSV-formatted data and creates a new object for each line. Creation is all-or-none.


Applies changes to multiple objects at once in a two-step operation. First, the list of PKs for selected objects is POSTed and an edit form is presented to the user. On submission of that form, the specified changes are made to all selected objects.


Deletes multiple objects. The user selects the objects to be deleted and confirms the deletion.

Component Views


Create one or more component objects beloning to a parent object (e.g. interfaces attached to a device).


A subclass of ObjectEditView: Updates an individual component object.


A subclass of ObjectDeleteView: Deletes an individual component object.


Create a set of components objects for each of a selected set of parent objects. This view can be used e.g. to create multiple interfaces on multiple devices at once.