Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#19838 closed Bug (fixed)

Deleting a protected fk relationships throws error 500 when deleting inlines

Reported by: Rafael Ponieman Owned by: javimansilla
Component: contrib.admin Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords: sprints-django-ar
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Better explained with an example.

We have 3 models, Category, Subcategory and Item. Subcategory has a protected (on_delete=models.PROTECT) fk relationship to Category, and Item has a protected fk relationship to Subcategory.

When trying to delete a Category that has Subcategories, the Django admin displays a readable, understandable message explaining that the model instance has related models, so it can't be deleted. However, if the Subcategories are displayed as inlines in the Category admin, and one tries to delete a Subcategory that has related items, Django throws an uncatched error 500, instead of a human-readable message.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Rafael Ponieman, 11 years ago

It is clear in the documentation that models.PROTECT will raise an exception, however, it is nicely caught on the regular ModelAdmin, but not on inlines.

comment:2 by Carl Meyer, 11 years ago

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:3 by javimansilla, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to javimansilla
Status: newassigned

comment:4 by javimansilla, 11 years ago

Keywords: sprints-django-ar added

comment:5 by javimansilla, 11 years ago

Has patch: set

comment:7 by Ramiro Morales <cramm0@…>, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In 3ea0c7d35ac461cb469170486683d10732eb534b:

Fixed #19838 -- Admin: Don't leak a 500 HTTP status when trying to delete protected FKs.

Thanks rafadev for the report and Javier Mansilla for the fix.

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