Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#10114 closed (invalid)

spaces are inserted for 'blank' fields

Reported by: wmstudio Owned by: nobody
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: 1.0
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Description (last modified by ramiro)

I have a model in which several fields are specified as follows:

    lat_dec = models.FloatField(blank=True, null=True)
    lon_dec = models.FloatField(blank=True, null=True)
    lat_dms = models.CharField(max_length=9, blank=True, null=True)
    lon_dms = models.CharField(max_length=10, blank=True, null=True)

In case of the CharFields, spaces are inserted into the database (PostgreSQL) when in the admin form the entry-fields are left blank. I found that out because I made some trigger procedures which update lat_dec and lon_dec when lat_dms and lon_dms (see model) are specified and vice versa. Now I made a workaround by adjusting the trigger procedure so it sets the fields to NULL when containing only spaces.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by ramiro

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(reformatted description)

Do these values stored in the database really contain space(s)? How many of them? Or are they empty strings?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by jacob

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The admin strips leading and trailing spaces, so I don't quite see how this would be happening, and sure enough I can't reproduce this. Please investigate further to make sure it's not a bug in your own code, and reopen if you can provide more details to help us track this down.

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