If you are one of them who is searching for How to generate a QR Code in Django then, you landed on the correct webpage. In this post, We will see how we can generate QR code using Django Python Framework.

What are QR codes?

QR code, or quick response code, trademark for a king of two-dimensional barcodes. 2-dimensional barcodes are almost like one-dimensional barcodes but can store more information per unit area.

Below I have explained how one can generate a QR code in Django. So, Stay Tuned with this webpage.

This is a small project that will generate a QR code for any text and pass it to the HTML template as an SVG code.

How to Generate a QR Code in Django

SVG is a very convenient medium for URLs or other text. This small demo demonstrates a few things:

  1. How to pass a tag to the HTML
  2. How to generate a QR code
  3. How to use a variable as a stream (to write the SVG code not to the file but to the variable)

The Tutorial

  1. pip install django
  2. pip install qrcode
  3. Create a Django project and an app inside it. We will not need any models here.
  4. How to use Bootstrap 🙂 Just kidding.

We want our code to be shown at a root URL, so we need to add the following URL in urls.py:

from django.contrib import adminfrom django.urls import pathfrom your_app import viewsurlpatterns = [ path('admin/', admin.site.urls), path('', views.index)]

Sure we need this views.index function now.

Go to your_app/views.py file and write this:

from django.shortcuts import renderimport qrcodeimport qrcode.image.svgfrom io import BytesIOdef index(request): context = {} if request.method == "POST": factory = qrcode.image.svg.SvgImage img = qrcode.make(request.POST.get("qr_text",""), image_factory=factory, box_size=20) stream = BytesIO() img.save(stream) context["svg"] = stream.getvalue().decode() return render(request, "index.html", context=context)

Here we check if there’s something posted within the request, i.e., the user has entered a text and pressed “submit”.

If true, we generate the corresponding QR code and reserve it to the context. You may change the dimensions of your QR code with the “box_size” parameter.

The BytesIO helps us avoid writing to a file and obtain the content immediately so it are often passed to the HTML renderer that takes index.html as a template. Yes, we’d like this index.html .

Go to your templates folder (do not forget to specify this folder in settings.py, by the way) and make a file called index.html:

<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>QR Code Generator</title> <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" integrity="sha384-eOJMYsd53ii+scO/bJGFsiCZc+5NDVN2yr8+0RDqr0Ql0h+rP48ckxlpbzKgwra6" crossorigin="anonymous"></head><body> <div class="container shadow" style="width: 800px; margin-top: 5em; padding: 2em"> <form method="post"> {% csrf_token %} <h3>Enter any text to generate a QR code</h3> <div class="input-group mb-3"> <span class="input-group-text" id="inputGroup-sizing-default">QR Code Text:</span> <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-describedby="inputGroup-sizing-default" name="qr_text" autofocus> </div> <div class="input-group mb-3"> <input type="submit" style="max-width: 200px; margin: auto" class="form-control"> </div> </form> <div class="input-group mb-3"> <div style="margin: auto"> {{ svg|safe }} </div> </div> </div></body></html>

It’s pretty simple: we load bootstrap for styles (yes, i do know that this is often an overkill), display an input form, and display the SVG content if it had been passed within the context.

Here, it’s important to flee SVG with “safe” parameter: {{ svg|safe }} . In this manner we tell the renderer to not be afraid and insert the tag as is.

I hope this Help you all.