Default manager and model init methods should allow raw field name arguments for foreign keys
|Reported by:||Simon Litchfield <simon@…>||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Database layer (models, ORM)||Version:||master|
|Cc:||Triage Stage:||Design decision needed|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
I can do this --
profile = Profile(name='Example') profile.user_id = 47 profile.save()
But not this --
profile = Profile(name='Example', user_id=47) profile.save()
Also can't get_or_create, or do anything much with only user_id directly. Apparently I need to instantiate a User object just for the sake of it(?) Turns out either a big overhead (50+ extra queries on this particular page!) -or- a bunch of unnecessary code.
More importantly though, it seems at least a bit confusing and inconsistent, that I can access it by attribute but not by argument.
Surely it would be easy enough to allow fieldname_id as init/filter arguments on foreign keys. If anyone else agrees, I'll run up the patch?
Change History (3)
comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Simon Litchfield <simon@…>
- Needs documentation unset
- Needs tests unset
- Patch needs improvement unset
- Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Design decision needed
comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by ubernostrum
- Resolution set to worksforme
- Status changed from new to closed