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Opened 7 years ago

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#5653 closed (invalid)

unicode in tutorial documentation

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords: Tutorial
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Unless I am mistaken, python manage.py syncdb should be run after changes to models.py?

If so, please consider clarifying the tutorial documentation in the section that discusses adding unicode to the polls and choice models. Up until that point, django newbies following the tutorial literally will get dropped because they will not see the prescribed change. When they don't, the documentation faults a code version issue when it might be more likely that they simply didn't sync their new model after they changed it?

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ubernostrum

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syncdb, per its reference documentation, only creates tables which have not yet been created. It does not make modifications -- that is, it never issues ALTER TABLE statements. And simply adding a method to a model does not require a database-level change, because it does not change the schema of the table for that model (in fact, nothing in the tutorial makes a change to the DB schema once the initial table for each model is created); adding the __unicode__ method, then, works fine without doing anything else.

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