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[1.6.x] Fixed #22473 -- Emphasized that Model.clean() is not called f…

…rom Model.save().

Backport of b43bbd6 from master
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  1. +3 −0  docs/ref/models/instances.txt
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@@ -149,6 +149,9 @@ access to more than a single field::
if self.status == 'published' and self.pub_date is None:
self.pub_date = datetime.date.today()
+Note, however, that like :meth:`Model.full_clean()`, a model's ``clean()``
+method is not invoked when you call your model's :meth:`~Model.save()` method.
+
Any :exc:`~django.core.exceptions.ValidationError` exceptions raised by
``Model.clean()`` will be stored in a special key error dictionary key,
``NON_FIELD_ERRORS``, that is used for errors that are tied to the entire model
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