Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#9393 closed (duplicate)

Overridden inherited model fields being duplicated in forms

Reported by: terpsquared Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version: master
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


Likely related to (but distinct from) #9392, and possibly #9371.

Given an inherited model of the form:

from django.db import models
from django.contrib.auth.models import User, UserManager
from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _
from datetime import datetime

class Customuser(User):
    username = models.CharField(_('customer id'), max_length=30, unique=True, help_text=_("Required. 30 characters or fewer. Alphanumeric characters only (letters, digits and underscores)."))
    email_id = models.EmailField(_('e-mail address'), blank=True, null=True, unique=True, db_index=True)

    def __unicode__(self):
        return u'%s' % self.username

    # Use UserManager to get the create_user method, etc.
    objects = UserManager()

A form specifying the inherited field "username" will display the username field twice during output. For example,

from django import forms
from django.forms import ModelForm

class CustomForm1(ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = Customuser
        fields = ('username')

will result in the following html output from the form:

<tr><th><label for="id_0-username">Customer id:</label></th><td><input id="id_0-username" type="text" name="0-username" maxlength="30" /><br />Required. 30 characters or fewer. Alphanumeric characters only (letters, digits and underscores).</td></tr>
<tr><th><label for="id_0-name">Name:</label></th><td><input id="id_0-name" type="text" name="0-name" maxlength="100" /></td></tr>

Notice that this is different from #9392. In that case, the email_id field is distinct from the email field, but both are being displayed. In this case, both the original field and the inherited field seem to be displayed.

A solution to this would necessitate a design decision: Only show the inherited field, provide a mechanism for specifying which field is intended, or throw an error would seem to be the best possible answers.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by terpsquared

I may have failed to specify that the duplicated field here has the same name in the parent and child models.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This is a bug, but not the one you're thinking of. It's a bug that duplicated model field names aren't explicitly flagged as errors in validation. There are far too many things that can go wrong when duplicating fields like this.

I'm going to close this as a duplicate of #8886, since that's describing another symptom of the same problem.

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