Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#12938 new New feature

not possible to validate a many-to-many at the model

Reported by: ryazwinski Owned by: nobody
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: 1.1
Severity: Normal Keywords: many_to_many, validation
Cc: contact@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description (last modified by Russell Keith-Magee)

Reference ticket #12065 for genesis of this ticket.

It isn't currently possible to perform model-level validation of many-to-many relationships.

For example:

class Test(models.Model):
    f1 = models.CharField(max_length=100)
    m2m = models.ManyToManyField(Other)

It is not possible to ensure that the f1/m2m relationship is unique. Validation in the Test class cannot validate the m2m because Test won't have been saved yet.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Description: modified (diff)
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Accepted, but this isn't going to be easy to fix, due to the somewhat disconnected relationship between m2m tables and their parent models.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jkocherhans

Just for the logs, Honza and I asked Rick to file this after a discussion about a bug flatpages. We're aware that it's going to be reaaaaaaly hard. :(

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Cc: contact@… added

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Luke Plant

Type: New feature

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Luke Plant

Severity: Normal

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

UI/UX: unset

Change UI/UX from NULL to False.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Easy pickings: unset

Change Easy pickings from NULL to False.

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