Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#33463 closed Bug (fixed)

bulk_update() does not work with plain F('...') expressions.

Reported by: jerch Owned by: jerch
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: dev
Severity: Normal Keywords: bulk_update F
Cc: Tom Forbes Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no



  • assign plain F(...) to some model instance field
  • save with bulk_update


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>>> from exampleapp.models import SelfRef
>>> o = SelfRef.objects.all().first()
>>> o.c8 = F('name')    # model has char fields 'c8' and 'name'
>>> SelfRef.objects.bulk_update([o], ['c8'])
>>> o.refresh_from_db()
>>> o.c8
>>> from django.db import connection
>>> connection.queries[-2]
{'sql': 'UPDATE "exampleapp_selfref" SET "c8" = CASE WHEN ("exampleapp_selfref"."id" = 1290012) THEN \'F(name)\' ELSE NULL END WHERE "exampleapp_selfref"."id" IN (1290012)', 'time': '0.001'}

The created SQL contains the string repr of F(), instead of resolving to the column name. Looking at the source code, the culprit seems to be a too narrow type check in

It works, if the type check gets replaced by one of these:

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# either do duck type testing
if not hasattr(attr, 'resolve_expression'):
# or test for F explicitly:
if not isinstance(attr, (Expression, F)):

Change History (7)

comment:1 by jerch, 2 years ago

Component: UncategorizedDatabase layer (models, ORM)
Version: 4.0dev

comment:2 by Mariusz Felisiak, 2 years ago

Cc: Tom Forbes added
Summary: bulk_update does not work with plain F('...') assigmentbulk_update() does not work with plain F('...') expressions.
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted
Type: UncategorizedBug

Thanks for the report. Agreed, we should check resolve_expression like elsewhere.

Would you like to provide a patch?

comment:3 by jerch, 2 years ago

Sure, can do a patch. Is this worth to add a test case as well?

comment:4 by jerch, 2 years ago

Has patch: set

comment:5 by Mariusz Felisiak, 2 years ago

Triage Stage: AcceptedReady for checkin

comment:6 by Mariusz Felisiak, 2 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to jerch
Status: newassigned

comment:7 by Mariusz Felisiak <felisiak.mariusz@…>, 2 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In 0af9a5fc:

Fixed #33463 -- Fixed QuerySet.bulk_update() with F() expressions.

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