Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#21413 closed Bug (fixed)

select_related "row, fields misalignment" in SQLCompiler.fill_related_selections()

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: dev
Severity: Normal Keywords: select_related parent inheritance subclass oracle
Cc: Shai Berger 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 Shai Berger)

Given this models for example:

class Place(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=50)
    address = models.CharField(max_length=80)

class Restaurant(Place):
    serves_hot_dogs = models.BooleanField()
    serves_pizza = models.BooleanField()

When using select related to prefetch the child, the child fields are not initialized properly:

>>> Restaurant.objects.create(name='Bobs Cafe', address="Somewhere", serves_pizza=True, serves_hot_dogs=True)
<Restaurant: Restaurant object>

>>> p = Place.objects.all().select_related('restaurant')[0]

>>> vars(p.restaurant)
{'_place_ptr_cache': <Place: Place object>,
 '_state': <django.db.models.base.ModelState at 0x2e791d0>,
 'address': u'Somewhere',
 'id': 1L,
 'name': u'Bobs Cafe',
 'place_ptr_id': 1L,
 'serves_hot_dogs': 1,
 'serves_pizza': 1}

serves_pizza and serves_hot_dogs are set to 1 instead of True!
The cause of this bug is kind of tricky. It is actually a general defect because of a "row, fields misalignment" in SQLCompiler.fill_related_selections().
https://github.com/django/django/blob/master/django/db/models/sql/compiler.py#L650:
self.query.related_select_cols returns:

[SelectInfo(col=(u't13781_restaurant', u'place_ptr_id'), field=<django.db.models.fields.AutoField: id>), 
SelectInfo(col=(u't13781_restaurant', 'serves_hot_dogs'), field=<django.db.models.fields.CharField: name>), 
SelectInfo(col=(u't13781_restaurant', 'serves_pizza'), field=<django.db.models.fields.CharField: address>)]

But it only turns up when using SQL backends that use the misaligned fields for converting the row values depending on the field type (mainly when resolve_columns() is implemented). So for example in MySQL this only happens when boolean fields on the child model are involved, because in this special case the field information is interpreted.
https://github.com/django/django/blob/master/django/db/backends/mysql/compiler.py#L10:

if (field and field.get_internal_type() in ("BooleanField", "NullBooleanField") and
  value in (0, 1)):
  value = bool(value)

It won't appear using SQLite but i guess it will appear using Oracle (only tested SQLite and MySQL).

It might be somehow related to #21203 and #21126.

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by slide21@…, 11 years ago

Attachment: 21413.diff added

patch for ticket #21413

comment:1 by Shai Berger, 11 years ago

Cc: Shai Berger added
Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: oracle added

I haven't reviewed the patch, just gave the bug a quick look. Replaced explicit links to tickets in the description with ticket references.

comment:2 by Anssi Kääriäinen, 11 years ago

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Proposed patch for master here: https://github.com/django/django/pull/1929

I am not sure if the as_pairs change is too much to backpatch. Of course, this is a change to private API and get_default_columns(as_pairs=True) isn't likely that used.

comment:3 by Shai Berger, 11 years ago

I just tested both PR 1929 and the patch attached to the ticket against Oracle.

Both include the test that fails on master without the fix, the pull request does it more elegantly (where the models for the test already exist).

PR 1929's fix includes an "assert" statement which fails when the test is executed. The patch passes (and its fix appears much simpler). Anssi, do you care to explain what is wrong with it?

comment:4 by Anssi Kääriäinen <akaariai@…>, 10 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 9918c11114ac3ec9622631558ef26ebf3919cb69:

Fixed #21413 -- resolve_columns fields misalignment

comment:5 by Anssi Kääriäinen <akaariai@…>, 10 years ago

In 0f272629ca18e440aef67b4a3fd9377a57fb25a8:

[1.6.x] Fixed #21413 -- resolve_columns fields misalignment

Backpatch of 9918c11114ac3ec9622631558ef26ebf3919cb69 from master.

Conflicts:

django/db/models/sql/compiler.py
tests/model_inheritance_regress/tests.py

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