Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#26605 closed Bug (fixed)

Abstract model inheriting concrete model crashes migrations

Reported by: Sébastien Diemer Owned by: Ingo Klöcker
Component: Migrations Version: 1.8
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: diemersebastien@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: yes Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description (last modified by Sébastien Diemer)

When using Model inheritance with an abstract model in between, it can happen that the _default_manager of the actual child class is None. In this case the ModelState.from_model function fails with the following error:

django/django/db/migrations/", line 439, in from_model
    default_manager_name = force_text(
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'name'

The following modified test reproduces the error:

    def test_create_swappable(self):
        Tests making a ProjectState from an Apps with a swappable model
        new_apps = Apps(['migrations'])

        class Base(models.Model):

        class AbstractAuthor(Base):
            class Meta:
                abstract = True

        class Author(AbstractAuthor):
            name = models.CharField(max_length=255)
            bio = models.TextField()
            age = models.IntegerField(blank=True, null=True)

            class Meta(AbstractAuthor.Meta):
                app_label = 'migrations'
                apps = new_apps
                swappable = 'TEST_SWAPPABLE_MODEL'

        author_state = ModelState.from_model(Author)
        self.assertEqual(author_state.app_label, 'migrations')
        self.assertEqual(, 'Author')
        self.assertEqual([x for x, y in author_state.fields], ['id', 'name', 'bio', 'age'])
        self.assertEqual(author_state.fields[1][1].max_length, 255)
        self.assertEqual(author_state.fields[2][1].null, False)
        self.assertEqual(author_state.fields[3][1].null, True)
        self.assertEqual(author_state.options, {'abstract': False, 'swappable': 'TEST_SWAPPABLE_MODEL'})
        self.assertEqual(author_state.bases, (models.Model, ))
        self.assertEqual(author_state.managers, [])

Changing the following line in ModelState.from_model

        if hasattr(model, "_default_manager"):


       if getattr(model, "_default_manager", None):

is probably sufficient to fix the bug.

See also PR

Change History (12)

comment:1 by Sébastien Diemer, 8 years ago

Type: UncategorizedBug

comment:2 by Sébastien Diemer, 8 years ago

Cc: diemersebastien@… added

comment:3 by Tim Graham, 8 years ago

Needs tests: set
Summary: Model _default_manager can be NoneAbstract model inheriting concrete model crashes migrations
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

There's an abstract model inheriting a concrete one in tests/model_inheritance_regress/ so this seems to be a supported use case. A regression test might go in tests/migrations/

comment:4 by Akshesh Doshi, 8 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to Akshesh Doshi
Status: newassigned
Version: 1.8master

comment:5 by Simon Charette, 8 years ago

Version: master1.8

As noted on the PR this bug that has been fixed on the master branch (and 1.10.x) by the manager state refactor.

Based on our policy I don't think this warrant a backport to 1.9.x and 1.8.x but adding the test to the suite wouldn't hurt.

comment:6 by Sébastien Diemer, 8 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:7 by Akshesh Doshi, 8 years ago

Owner: Akshesh Doshi removed
Status: assignednew

comment:8 by Ingo Klöcker, 7 years ago

Owner: set to Ingo Klöcker
Status: newassigned

comment:9 by Ingo Klöcker, 7 years ago

Added PR with the test from the original PR.

comment:10 by Tim Graham <timograham@…>, 7 years ago

In 67b2b1f1:

Refs #26605 -- Added migrations state test for a swappable model inheriting an abstract model inheriting concrete model.

Thanks Sébastien Diemer for the report and test.

comment:11 by Tim Graham, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:12 by GitHub <noreply@…>, 7 years ago

In eb9a3bd:

Refs #26605 -- Isolated a migrations state test.

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