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[1.0.X] The first step in fixing a group of problems related to outpu…

…tting a

proper "value" for a field that is a relation to another model.

This part adds the utility method on Model that should help in general.Also
cleans up the slightly ugly mess from r8957.

Backport of r9601 from trunk (the second piece of this patch is a bugfix, not
just a tidy-up. It looks like it might be possible to have to_field setups that
make the existing code fail and that's only hidden by the fact that inherited
models with to_field relations to the parent fail for other reasons right now).

git-svn-id: bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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commit bffb45786297b11e6f189c302d084afca670709a 1 parent 85e1d87
@malcolmt malcolmt authored
10 django/db/models/
@@ -296,6 +296,16 @@ def _set_pk_val(self, value):
pk = property(_get_pk_val, _set_pk_val)
+ def serializable_value(self, field_name):
+ """
+ Returns the value of the field name for this instance. If the field
+ is a foreign key, returns the id value, instead of the object.
+ Used to serialize a field's value (in the serializer, or form output,
+ for example).
+ """
+ field = self._meta.get_field_by_name(field_name)[0]
+ return getattr(self, field.attname)
def save(self, force_insert=False, force_update=False):
Saves the current instance. Override this in a subclass if you want to
1  django/db/models/
@@ -448,3 +448,4 @@ def get_ordered_objects(self):
# objects.append(opts)
self._ordered_objects = objects
return self._ordered_objects
8 django/forms/
@@ -624,13 +624,7 @@ def __iter__(self):
def choice(self, obj):
if self.field.to_field_name:
- # FIXME: The try..except shouldn't be necessary here. But this is
- # going in just before 1.0, so I want to be careful. Will check it
- # out later.
- try:
- key = getattr(obj, self.field.to_field_name).pk
- except AttributeError:
- key = getattr(obj, self.field.to_field_name)
+ key = obj.serializable_value(self.field.to_field_name)
key =
return (key, self.field.label_from_instance(obj))

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