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PKOnlyObject doesn't have __str__/__unicode__ methods #4419

thenewguy opened this issue Aug 18, 2016 · 2 comments

PKOnlyObject doesn't have __str__/__unicode__ methods #4419

thenewguy opened this issue Aug 18, 2016 · 2 comments


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thenewguy commented Aug 18, 2016


  • [ x] I have verified that that issue exists against the master branch of Django REST framework.
  • [x ] I have searched for similar issues in both open and closed tickets and cannot find a duplicate.
  • [ x] This is not a usage question. (Those should be directed to the discussion group instead.)
  • [x ] This cannot be dealt with as a third party library. (We prefer new functionality to be in the form of third party libraries where possible.)
  • [x ] I have reduced the issue to the simplest possible case.
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Steps to reproduce

Select admin renderer. View a model that has a ForeignKey like origin = models.ForeignKey(Address, related_name='+') See gibberish output like <rest_framework.relations.PKOnlyObject object at 0x7f943b762950>

Expected behavior


Actual behavior

<rest_framework.relations.PKOnlyObject object at 0x7f9a6903d510>

Should be fairly simple to add str/unicode methods so the link text is the pk value instead of something like <rest_framework.relations.PKOnlyObject object at 0x7f9a6903d510>.

This simple monkey patch fixes the issue so I assume adding the method won't cause any problems

from rest_framework.relations import PKOnlyObject

PKOnlyObject.__str__ = lambda obj: str(

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xordoquy commented Aug 19, 2016

Could you add a screenshot so we get the big picture ?

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thenewguy commented Aug 19, 2016

PKOnlyObject.__str__ = lambda obj: str(
PKOnlyObject.__unicode__ = lambda obj: text_type(

no monkeypatch:


has monkeypatch:


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