Additional Template Filters


Nautobot uses 2 template engines internally, Django Template and Jinja2. Django Template is used to render the UI pages and Jinja2 is used for features such as computed fields, custom links, export templates, etc.


Jinja2 and Django Template are very similar, the main difference between them is the syntax of the template. Historically, Django Template has been the go-to solution to generate webpage in Django and Jinja2 is the industry standard outside of Django.

Both Django Template and Jinja2 can be extended with a library of functions, called filters, that apply formatting or transformations to a provided input. Nautobot provides many built-in filters, including network specific filters from the netutils library.

Netutils Filters

Netutils is an external library, maintained by Network to Code, that is focusing on providing a collection of functions for common network automation tasks.

Please check the netutils documentation to see the list of available functions.

All functions in Netutils are available in Nautobot in both Jinja2 filters and Django Template.

Nautobot Built-In Filters

The Nautobot project also provides the following built-in filters that can be used in both Jinja2 and Django Template.


Given a list of n items, return a corresponding range of n integers.

# Django template
{% for i in record.parents|as_range %}
    <i class="mdi mdi-circle-small"></i>
{% endfor %}


Alternative to the built-in title filter; uppercases words without replacing letters that are already uppercase.

For example, title("IP address") == "Ip Address", while bettertitle("IP address") == "IP Address".

{{|bettertitle }}


Return x/y (rounded).

# Django Template
{{ powerfeed.available_power|divide:3 }}VA

# Jinja
{{ powerfeed.available_power|divide(3) }}


Return the ideal foreground color (black "#000000" or white "#ffffff") given an arbitrary background color in RRGGBB format.

color: {{ object.status.color|fgcolor }}


Render and return documentation for the specified model.

{{ obj | get_docs }}


Access a specific item/key in a dictionary.

# Django Template
{{ labels|get_item:key }}

# Jinja
{{ labels|get_item(key) }}


Return True if the user has at least one of the permissions in the list.

# Django Template
{{ request.user|has_one_or_more_perms:panel_details.permissions }}

# Jinja
{{ request.user|has_one_or_more_perms(panel_details.permissions) }}


Return True if the user has all permissions in the list.

# Django Template
{{ request.user|has_perms:group_item_details.permissions }}

# Jinja
{{ request.user|has_perms(group_item_details.permissions) }}


Humanize speeds given in Kbps. 1544 => "1.544 Mbps" 100000 => "100 Mbps" 10000000 => "10 Gbps"

{{ speed_value | humanize_speed }}


Return the specified Meta attribute of a model.

{{ obj | meta('app_label') }}


Convert a length from meters to feet.

{{ meter_value | meters_to_feet }}


Return x/y as a percentage.

# Django Template
{{ powerfeed.available_power|percentage:total_power }}VA

# Jinja
{{ powerfeed.available_power|percentage(total_power) }}


Render a muted placeholder (<span class="text-muted">&mdash;</span>) if value is falsey, else render the provided value.

{{ html | placeholder }}


Render a dictionary as formatted JSON.

{{ data | render_json }}


Render text as Markdown.

{{ text | render_markdown }}


Render a dictionary as formatted YAML.

{{ data | render_yaml }}


Get a value from Django settings (if specified) or Constance configuration (otherwise).

{{ "RELEASE_CHECK_URL" | settings_or_config }}


Split a string by the given value (default: comma)

# Django Template
{{ string | split }}
{{ string | split:';' }}

# Jinja
{{ string | split }}
{{ string | split(';') }}


Returns the hour offset of a given time zone using the current time.

{{ object.time_zone|tzoffset }}


Return the view name for the given model and action if valid, or None if invalid.

# Django Template
{{ obj | validated_viewname:'list' }}

# Jinja
{{ obj | validated_viewname('list') }}


Return the view name for the given model and action. Does not perform any validation.

# Django Template
{{ obj | viewname:'list' }}

# Jinja
{{ obj | viewname('list') }}