I need to query for a set of objects for a particular Model, change a single attribute/column ("account"), and then save the entire queryset's objects as new objects/rows. In other words, I want to duplicate the objects, with a single attribute ("account") changed on the duplicates. I'm basically creating a new account and then going through each model and copying a previous account's objects to the new account, so I'll be doing this repeatedly, with different models, probably using django shell. How should I approach this? Can it be done at the queryset level or do I need to loop through all the objects?
# Now I need to set account = "acct_2" for the entire queryset,
# and save as new rows in the database
From the docs:
If the object’s primary key attribute is not set, or if it’s set but a record doesn’t exist, Django executes an INSERT.
So if you set the
pk to None it should work, but I've seen conflicting responses to this solution on SO: Duplicating model instances and their related objects in Django / Algorithm for recusrively duplicating an object
This solution should work (thanks @JoshSmeaton for the fix):
models = MyModel.objects.filter(account="acct_1")
for model in models:
model.id = None
model.account = "acct_2"
I think in my case, I have a
OneToOneField on the model that I'm testing on, so it makes sense that my test wouldn't work with this basic solution. But, I believe it should work, so long as you take care of OneToOneField's.
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