Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#359 closed defect (duplicate)

Simplified assignment and lookup for related fields

Reported by: garthk@… Owned by: adrian
Component: contrib.admin Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


Further to #122, I'd love to see a simpler syntax for direct assignment and reference of objects in related tables. It'd eliminate the last big separation (in my mind, at least) between how people work with normal Python objects and how they need to work Django database-backed objects. All you'd have left is .save(), which I'm all for keeping.

from django.core import meta

class Person(meta.Model):
    name = meta.CharField(maxlength=200)
class CourtCase(meta.Model):
    plaintiff = meta.ForeignKey(Person)
    defendant = meta.ForeignKey(Person)

me = persons.get_object(name__exact="garthk")
you = persons.get_object(name__exact="hugo-")
case = courtcases.CourtCase()
case.defendant = me
case.plaintiff = you

We'd also want to retain support for {{case.defendant_id =}} for those who tend to think more in terms of the database structures than the Python structures. I'm definitely in the latter category, but I know plenty of people in the former.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Manuzhai

I agree this would be much nicer. I may look into implementation later.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by rmunn@…

I'd also like to see this happen. Since I'm about to drop off the face of the 'Net for at least a week, though, I can't commit to doing any work on the implementation. :-)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

  • Owner changed from adrian to anonymous
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by adrian

  • Owner changed from anonymous to adrian
  • Status changed from assigned to new

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by adrian

  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by adrian

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Closing this ticket because it's been superceded by the DescriptorFields discussion.

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