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define a required field with no default

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Issue Description

The code automatically sets the first choice as the default value: https://github.com/5monkeys/django-enumfield/blob/master/django_enumfield/db/fields.py#L16-L17

I think this behavior is misleading because if someone defines a field with no default, he expects the field to have no default assigned so that an error is raised if the field is also required.

Right now, it’s impossible to have a required field (null=False) with no default that would work as expected in the admin.

enum.EnumField(STATUSES, blank=True, null=False)

Setting default=None obviously doesn’t work as the whole code assumes there is a value.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:9 (3 by maintainers)

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avinasshcommented, Nov 12, 2015

wow this is very misleading and README should clarify.

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Swamiicommented, Dec 12, 2019

@clovis1122 I’m not sure I follow. What is the issue you want to solve exactly? An example of a model would help me understand.

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