Create a new module

2 ways to reach the goal to “bootstrap” a new TriggerHappy module :

1 - django-th-ansible :

just simple and fast ;)

with git, clone [django-th-ansible](, modify the site.yml file and run:

ansible-playbook -i site.yml

Now aour new module is ready to be customized for your new service (template, models and so on).

2 - django-th-dummy :

Introduction :

You can start a new module by cloning the project Django Th Dummy which is a vanilla django module, ready to be used, after you’ve replaced the name of the form/model/class we’ll see below

Once you’ve cloned it, rename the folder th_dummy to the name of your choice.

Below we’ll keep the name dummy to continue our explanation

Forms :

the form th_dummy/ provides 3 forms :

  • DummyForm a modelForm
  • DummyFormProvider which extends DummyForm
  • DummyFormConsumer which extends DummyForm

DummyForm will define the content of our form, our fields our widget etc

Models :

the model th_dummy/ :

class Dummy(Services):

    # put whatever you need  here
    # eg title = models.CharField(max_length=80)
    # but keep at least this one
    title = models.CharField(max_length=80)
    trigger = models.ForeignKey('TriggerService')

    class Meta:
        app_label = 'django_th'

    def __str__(self):
        return "%s" % (

    def show(self):
        return "My Dummy %s" % (

Key points :

  • The model is related to TriggerService model
  • The model uses the app_label to django_th meta, so the Trigger Happy will be added the table name

Service class :

at the beginning of the class ServiceDummy (from th_dummy/ you will need to import the class of the third party application

the class ServiceDummy will extend ServiceMgr we’ve imported from

This class is composed at least by 2 methods :

save_data :

we provider the following parms

  • token - the token of the service
  • trigger_id - the trigger id we handle,
  • data - the data to store (title, url, content), provided by a “process_data” of another service

role : save the data to the ServiceDummy

return : a boolean True or False, if the save_data worked fine or not

If the service does not save data, it’s the case of the module django-th-rss which just provides stuff and save nothing, you’ll put pass to save_data as the body of your code

auth and callback :

If your service need an authentication, you’ll need 2 new functions auth and callback

  • auth will trigger the authentication to the third party application, the Oauth process in fact
  • callback is triggered when the authentication is done and call by the third party application.

At this step the callback function store the oauth token to the dedicated dummy model

The complete code of this class :

# coding: utf-8
# add here the call of any native lib of python like datetime etc.
# add the python API here if needed
from external_api import CallOfApi

# django classes
from django.conf import settings
from logging import getLogger

# django_th classes
from import ServicesMgr
from django_th.models import UserService, ServicesActivated

    handle process with dummy
    put the following in

    TH_DUMMY = {
        'consumer_key': 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz',



logger = getLogger('django_th.trigger_happy')

class ServiceDummy(ServicesMgr):

    def __init__(self, ):
        self.dummy_instance = external_api.CallOfApi(
                settings.TH_DUMMY['consumer_key'], token)

    def read_data(self, token, trigger_id, date_triggered):
            get the data from the service
            :param trigger_id: trigger ID to process
            :param date_triggered: the date of the last trigger
            :type trigger_id: int
            :type date_triggered: datetime
            :return: list of data found from the date_triggered filter
            :rtype: list
        data = list()
        return cache.set('th_dummy_' + str(trigger_id), data)

    def save_data(self, token, trigger_id, **data):
            let's save the data

            :param trigger_id: trigger ID from which to save data
            :param **data: the data to check to be used and save
            :type trigger_id: int
            :type **data:  dict
            :return: the status of the save statement
            :rtype: boolean
        from th_dummy.models import Dummy
        status = False

        if token and data.get('link'):
            # get the data of this trigger
            trigger = Dummy.objects.get(trigger_id=trigger_id)
            # if the external service need we provide
            # our stored token and token secret then I do
            # token_key, token_secret = token.split('#TH#')

            title = ''
            title = (data.get('title') if data.get('title') else '')
                # add data to the external service
            item_id = self.dummy_instance.add(
                url=data['link'], title=title, tags=(trigger.tag.lower()))

            sentance = str('dummy {} created').format(data.get('link'))
            status = True
                "no token or link provided for trigger ID {} ".format(trigger_id))
            status = False
        return status

    def auth(self, request):
            let's auth the user to the Service
        request_token = super(ServiceDummy, self).auth(request)
        callback_url = self.callback_url(request, 'dummy')

        # URL to redirect user to, to authorize your app
        auth_url_str = '%s?oauth_token=%s&oauth_callback=%s'
        auth_url = auth_url_str % (self.AUTH_URL,

        return auth_url

    def callback(self, request):
            Called from the Service when the user accept to activate it
        kwargs = {'access_token': '', 'service': 'ServiceDummy',
                  'return': 'dummy'}
        return super(ServiceDummy, self).callback(request, **kwargs)