Opened 2 months ago

Closed 2 months ago

#32410 closed Bug (duplicate)

An empty list is considered as an empty value for JSONField.

Reported by: Dave White Owned by: nobody
Component: Forms Version: 3.1
Severity: Normal Keywords: JSONField
Cc: toksvig@… Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Environment: Django 3.1.5, Python 3.8.7, MariaDB 10.5.6

Expected behavior: I should be able to edit an object that contains a JSONField with default=list without having any validation errors if I save without changing the JSONField.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Define a field in an Object using models.JSONField(default=list).
  2. Create a new Object.
  3. Go to edit view of that Object in Django Admin. You will see the default [] empty list in the JSONField. Don’t change any field.
  4. Click Save; without having changed anything, you’ll receive a validation error that “This field is required”
  5. Workaround: put quotes around the "[]” or replace with any valid JSON object. If you try to put random characters in the field you'll receive a "Enter a valid JSON." validation.

Note: This bug seems similar to #31157

Dave White

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by Mariusz Felisiak

Component: contrib.adminForms
Summary: JSONField(default=list) causes validation error in Django Admin when populated with default [] valueAn empty list is considered as an empty value for JSONField.
UI/UX: unset

This is not related with #31157. An empty list is an empty value for JSONField.

Duplicate of #26391. Feel-free to add a comment to the original ticket.

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by Mariusz Felisiak

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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