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Conditional Django template tag to check if one or more apps exist. Usage: {% ifappexists tag %} ... {% endifappexists %}, or {% ifappexists tag inventory %} ... {% else %} ... {% endifappexists %}

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ifappexists_tag.py
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from django.template import Library
from django import template
from app import settings
 
register = Library()
 
@register.tag
def ifappexists(parser, token):
""" Conditional Django template tag to check if one or more apps exist.
 
Usage: {% ifappexists tag %} ... {% endifappexists %}, or
{% ifappexists tag inventory %} ... {% else %} ... {% endifappexists %}
 
"""
try:
tokens = token.split_contents()
apps = []
apps += tokens[1:]
except ValueError:
raise template.TemplateSyntaxError("Tag 'ifappexists' requires at least 1 argument.")
 
nodelist_true = parser.parse(('else', 'endifappexists'))
token = parser.next_token()
 
if token.contents == 'else':
nodelist_false = parser.parse(('endifappexists',))
parser.delete_first_token()
else:
nodelist_false = template.NodeList()
 
return AppCheckNode(apps, nodelist_true, nodelist_false)
 
 
class AppCheckNode(template.Node):
def __init__(self, apps, nodelist_true, nodelist_false):
self.apps = apps
self.nodelist_true = nodelist_true
self.nodelist_false = nodelist_false
 
def render(self, context):
allowed = False
for app in self.apps:
 
if app.startswith('"') and app.endswith('"'):
app = app[1:-1]
 
if app.startswith("'") and app.endswith("'"):
app = app[1:-1]
 
if app in settings.INSTALLED_APPS:
allowed = True
else:
break
 
if allowed:
return self.nodelist_true.render(context)
else:
return self.nodelist_false.render(context)

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