Entries published on November 2, 2006
Django tips: auto-populated fields
One of these days I’m going to run out of frequently-asked Django questions to answer. But today isn’t that day, so let’s look at one of the most common questions people ask: how do you set up a model with one or more fields that never show up in add/edit forms, and get automatically populated with some specific value?
A simple example
Let’s say you’re writing a to-do list application, and you want to have fields on the list model to store the date it was created and the time it ...