Sqids (pronounced "squids") is an open-source library that lets you generate short unique identifiers from numbers. These IDs are URL-safe, can encode several numbers, and do not contain common profanity words. Read more .
This is what they look like:
Python code is located at https://github.com/sqids/sqids-python
To encode & decode:
sqids = Sqids() id = sqids.encode([1, 2, 3]) # "86Rf07" numbers = sqids.decode(id) # [1, 2, 3]
Randomize IDs by providing a custom alphabet:
sqids = Sqids(alphabet="FxnXM1kBN6cuhsAvjW3Co7l2RePyY8DwaU04Tzt9fHQrqSVKdpimLGIJOgb5ZE") id = sqids.encode([1, 2, 3]) # "B4aajs" numbers = sqids.decode(id) # [1, 2, 3]
Enforce a minimum length for IDs:
sqids = Sqids(min_length=10) id = sqids.encode([1, 2, 3]) # "86Rf07xd4z" numbers = sqids.decode(id) # [1, 2, 3]
Read more at https://github.com/sqids/sqids-python
If you're looking for the original Hashids Python, you can find it here .
The main use of Sqids is purely visual. If you'd like to use IDs instead of numbers in your webapp, Sqids could be a good choice: