Django REST Framework combining routers from different apps

Another solution is to use SimpleRouter to define routers for individual apps. Then, use a customized DefaultRouter to include app specific routes. This way all of the app specific url definitions will stay in the corresponding app.

Lets say you have two apps named “app1” and “app2” each of these apps have a directory named “api” and in this directory there is a file named “urls” that contain all your route definitions.

├── project/
│ ├──
│ ├── app1
│ │ ├── api
│ │ │ ├──
│ ├── app2
│ │ ├── api
│ │ │ ├──
│ ├── patches
│ │ ├──

use patches/ to define a class named DefaultRouter that inherits from rest_framework.routers.DefaultRouter.

from rest_framework import routers

class DefaultRouter(routers.DefaultRouter):
    Extends `DefaultRouter` class to add a method for extending url routes from another router.
    def extend(self, router):
        Extend the routes with url routes of the passed in router.

             router: SimpleRouter instance containing route definitions.

Fill your api urls with route definitions like

URL definitions for the api.
from patches import routers

from app1.api.urls import router as app1_router
from app2.api.urls import router as app2_router

router = routers.DefaultRouter()

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