Jinja Macros


This is an example of calling a Jinja macro in python to get its output.

Jinja Macro File

Here is a simple macro that takes in a collection of user objects and makes a list of HTML items. The file is named users-macro.html.

{% macro create_users_list(users) -%}
    {% for user in happenings %}
        <li data-user-id="{{ user.id }}">{{ user.name_first }} {{ user.name_last }}</li>
    {% endfor %}

{%- endmacro %}

Calling the macro

Let's create a function that calls a jinja macro:

import flask

def run_jinja_macro(file_name: str, macro: str, *args):
    jinja_macro = flask.get_template_attribute(file_name, macro)
    result = jinja_macro(*args)

    return result

To call this function:

# data for the macro
users = [
    dict(id=1, name_first='Ryan', name_last='Rickgauer'),
    dict(id=2, name_first='George', name_last='Washington'),
    dict(id=3, name_first='John', name_last='Smith'),

html = run_jinja_macro('users-macro.html', 'create_users_list', users)


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