Multi-db without a 'default' database
|Reported by:||jdunck||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Database layer (models, ORM)||Version:||1.3|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
In the multi-db doc it says:
If you don’t have a default database, you need to be careful to always specify the database that you want to use.
I have a project where that is exactly the behavior I'd prefer - I want to explicitly route every call and have nothing go to the 'default' database.
However, when I removed the 'default' key from DATABASES (and hard-coded a router to always return a different value), model validation failed. This seems to be because it imports
from django.db import connection
then proceeds to validation the schema against that connection (which is, in fact, the non-existant 'default'). This fails as soon as an operation is called on the connection.
There is a second problem with this -- all model validation occurs against the default connection rather than the connection that the model will be routed to. That seems like a bug, but I'd like to treat it separately.
My intention with this ticket is to establish: do we intend projects to work without a 'default' project, as implied by the docs, or is a 'default' database always assumed?