Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#4800 closed (duplicate)

Field's default value in model isn't passed to SQL

Reported by: Michal Ludvig <michal@…> Owned by: adrian
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: yes
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


I have a model roughly like this:

class Foo(models.Model):
    blah = models.BooleanField(default=True)

I expect "syncdb" to create SQL field with the default value set (this is for mysql):

`blah` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1',

Unfortunately it doesn't, the "DEFAULT '1'" part is missing. Apparently there is no checking for 'field.default' value in django/core/

Attached patch adds this functionality.

Attachments (1)

db-default.diff (984 bytes) - added by Michal Ludvig <michal@…> 9 years ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 9 years ago by Michal Ludvig <michal@…>

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Gary Wilson <gary.wilson@…>

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement set
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Design decision needed

A couple things:

  • If we are going to add this, it needs to be for more than just BooleanField.
  • Since default values can be given callables, the default value might not be determined until runtime. You would not want the default value specified at the database level in this case.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mtredinnick

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

Dupe of #470 (which has been wontfixed twice so far).

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