Ticket #166 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Default values are not correct

Reported by: kencochrane@… Owned by: andrew
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: migrations Version: 0.5
Keywords: Cc:


I'm having an issue with some of my models that have their default field values set as variables instead of strings.

I threw together some pseudo code to show what my issue is.

I reuse default values across multiple fields, and to keep things clean I put them into a common variable, and then use that variable for my defaults. Here is a simple model with a field 'some_field' with a default value of 'SOME_DEFAULT_VALUE' which translates to 'BLAH'

class MyModelExample(models.Model):
    some_field = models.CharField(default=SOME_DEFAULT_VALUE, max_length=5)

when I run the "./manage.py startmigration appname --initial" command it produces the migration file with the following (just showing a snippet). Notice that default is set to 'SOME_DEFAULT_VALUE' instead of 'BLAH'

'appname.mymodelexample': {
    'some_field': ('models.CharField', [], {'default': 'SOME_DEFAULT_VALUE', 'max_length': '5'}),

when I run "./manage.py migrate appname --fake" I get the following error.

ValueError?: Cannot successfully create field 'some_field' for model 'mymodelexample': name 'SOME_DEFAULT_VALUE' is not defined.

If I manually change the default to "BLAH" (example below), it runs through.

'appname.mymodelexample': {
    'some_field': ('models.CharField', [], {'default': "'BLAH'", 'max_length': '5'}),

I'm using 0.5, and I haven't tried it on SVN trunk yet. Is this a bug, or am I possibly doing something wrong?


Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by kencochrane@…

After doing some more searching in trac, I think I found a ticket that already describes this issue. Ticket #128 might fix this, so I will checkout trunk and see if that works for me.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by kencochrane@…

Switching to trunk fixed this issue. So feel free to close this ticket.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by andrew

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

Gladly :)

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