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  • v1.1.0 Changes

    March 19, 2017


    • BREAKING CHANGE: EXPLORER_DATA_EXPORTERS setting is now a list of tuples insead of a dictionary. This only affects you if you have customized this setting. This was to preserve ordering of the export buttons in the UI.
    • BREAKING CHANGE: Values from the database are now escaped by default. Disable this behavior (enabling potential XSS attacks) with the EXPLORER_UNSAFE_RENDERING setting.

    • Major Changes

      • Django 1.10 and 2.0 compatibility
      • Theming & visual updates
      • PDF export
      • Query-param based authentication (
      • Schema built via SQL querying rather than Django app/model introspection. Paves the way for the tool to be pointed at any DB, not just Django DBs
    • Minor Changes

      • Switched from TinyS3 to Boto (will switch to Boto3 in next release)
      • Optionally show row numbers in results preview pane
      • Full-screen view (icon on top-right of preview pane)
      • Moved 'open in playground' to icon on top-right on SQL editor
      • Save-only option (does not execute query)
      • Show the time that the query was rendered (useful if you've had a tab open a while)
  • v1.0.0 Changes

    June 16, 2016
    • 💥 BREAKING CHANGE: Dropped support for Python 2.6. See .travis.yml for test matrix.
    • 💥 BREAKING CHANGE: The 'export' methods have all changed. Those these weren't originally designed to be external APIs, folks have written consuming code that directly called export code.

    If you had code that looked like:


    You will now need to do something like:

    • There is a new export system! v1 is shipping with support for CSV, JSON, and Excel (xlsx). The availablility of these can be configured via the EXPLORER_DATA_EXPORTERS setting.
      • Note that for Excel export to work, you will need to install xlsxwriter from optional-requirements.txt.
    • Introduced Query History link. Find it towards the top right of a saved query.
    • 🐎 Front end performance improvements and library upgrades.
    • 👍 Allow non-admins with permission to log into explorer.
    • ➕ Added a proper test_project for an easier entry-point for contributors, or folks who want to kick the tires.
    • 🛠 Loads of little bugfixes.
  • v0.9.2 Changes

    February 02, 2016
    • 🛠 Fixed readme issue (.1) and issue (.2)
  • v0.9.1 Changes

    February 01, 2016

    Major changes

    • ⬇️ Dropped support for Django 1.6, added support for Django 1.9. See .travis.yml for test matrix.
    • ⬇️ Dropped charted.js & visualization because it didn't work well.
    • Client-side pivot tables with pivot.js. This is ridiculously cool!

    Minor (but awesome!) changes

    • Cmd-/ to comment/uncomment a block of SQL
    • Quick 'shortcut' links to the corresponding querylog to more quickly share results. Look at the top-right of the editor. Also works for playground!
    • Prompt for unsaved changes before navigating away
    • 👌 Support for default parameter values via $$paramName:defaultValue$$
    • 🏗 Optional Celery task for truncating query logs as entries build up
    • Display historical average query runtime

    • 0️⃣ Increased default number of rows from 100 to 1000

    • Increased SQL editor size (5 additional visible lines)

    • 👍 CSS cleanup and streamlining (making better use of foundation)

    • 🛠 Various bugfixes (blacklist not enforced on playground being the big one)

    • ⬆️ Upgraded front-end libraries

    • Hide Celery-based features if tasks not enabled.

  • v0.8.0 Changes

    October 21, 2015


    • ⏱ Snapshots! Dump the csv results of a query to S3 on a regular schedule. More details in readme.rst under 'features'.
    • Async queries + email! If you have a query that takes a long time to run, execute it in the background and Explorer will send you an email with the results when they are ready. More details in readme.rst
    • 👀 Run counts! Explorer inspects the query log to see how many times a query has been executed.
    • 👀 Column Statistics! Click the ... on top of numeric columns in the results pane to see min, max, avg, sum, count, and missing values.
    • Python 3! - Django 1.9!
    • Delimiters! Export with delimiters other than commas.
    • 👀 Listings respect permissions! If you've given permission to queries to non-admins, they will see only those queries on the listing page.
  • v0.7.0 Changes

    February 18, 2015


    • ➕ Added search functionality to schema view and explorer view (using list.js).
    • Python 2.6 compatibility.
    • Basic charts via charted (from Medium via
    • SQL formatting function.
    • Token authentication to retrieve csv version of queries.
    • 🛠 Fixed south_migrations packaging issue.
    • 🔨 Refactored front-end and pulled CSS and JS into dedicated files.
  • v0.6.0 Changes

    November 05, 2014


    • 👀 Introduced Django 1.7 migrations. See readme.rst for info on how to run South migrations if you are not on Django 1.7 yet.
    • ⬆️ Upgraded front-end libraries to latest versions.
    • 👉 Added ability to grant selected users view permissions on selected queries via the EXPLORER_USER_QUERY_VIEWS parameter
      • Example usage: EXPLORER_USER_QUERY_VIEWS = {1: [3,4], 2:[3]}
      • This would grant user with PK 1 read-only access to query with PK=3 and PK=4 and user 2 access to query 3.
    • 🛠 Bugfixes
      • Navigating to an explorer URL without the trailing slash now redirects to the intended page (e.g. /logs -> /logs/)
      • Downloading a .csv and subsequently re-executing a query via a keyboard shortcut (cmd+enter) would re-submit the form and re-download the .csv. It now correctly just refreshes the query.
      • Django 1.7 compatibility fix
  • v0.5.1 Changes

    September 02, 2014
    • 🛠 Bugfixes
      • Created_by_user not getting saved correctly
      • Content-disposition .csv issue
      • Issue with queries ending in '%... clauses
      • Change the way customer user model is referenced
    • 🏗 Pseudo-folders for queries. Use "Foo - Ba1", "Foo - Bar2" for query names and the UI will build a little "Foo" pseudofolder for you in the query list.
  • v0.5.0 Changes

    June 06, 2014
    • 🔊 Query logs! Accessible via explorer/logs/. You can look at previously executed queries (so you don't, for instance, lose that playground query you were working, or have to worry about mucking up a recorded query). It's quite usable now, and could be used for versioning and reverts in the future. It can be accessed at explorer/logs/
    • Actually captures the creator of the query via a ForeignKey relation, instead of just using a Char field.
    • Re-introduced type information in the schema helpers.
    • Proper relative URL handling after downloading a query as CSV.
    • 👉 Users with view permissions can use query parameters. There is potential for SQL injection here. I think about the permissions as being about preventing users from borking up queries, not preventing them from viewing data. You've been warned.
    • 🔨 Refactored params handling for extra safety in multi-threaded environments.
  • v0.4.1 Changes

    February 24, 2014


    • Renaming template blocks to prevent conflicts


    2014-02-14 - Happy Valentine's Day!

    • Templatized columns for easy linking
    • ➕ Additional security config options for splitting create vs. view permissions
    • 👉 Show many-to-many relation tables in schema helper



    • Query execution time shown in query preview
    • Schema helper available as a sidebar in the query views
    • 👍 Better defaults for sql blacklist
    • 💻 Minor UI bug fixes



    • 👌 Support for parameters
    • 💻 UI Tweaks
    • ✅ Test coverage