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Change model field attribute in a DRY way

Author:
jedie
Posted:
October 12, 2011
Language:
Python
Version:
1.3
Score:
1 (after 1 ratings)

Change model field attributes from a abstract base classes model in a dry way.

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class FooBaseModel(models.Model):
    bar = models.CharField(help_text=_("before"))
    class Meta:
        abstract = True

class FooBar(FooBaseModel):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(FooBar, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)

        # Change field data in a DRY way
        bar_field = self._meta.get_field_by_name("bar")[0]
        bar_field.help_text = _("New help text!")

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Comments

madEng84 (on October 4, 2012):

Thank you It's very useful for reusable classes...

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