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Python Django Basics Final Details Content Field

Rey Adronico Baguio
Rey Adronico Baguio
13,672 Points

Do we need to input both blank and default?

Question: I understand why we had an error when we tried to do a migration on a field that's not nullable (like the content Text Field). That meant we had to set a default either via the python shell or via the python script itself. But why did we have to set blank = True? Couldn't we leave it as just:

content = models.TextField(default='')? So it's always set as a empty string when there are no inputs in it?

I'm sure I'm missing something so I would just like to understand what I'm missing :)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,390 Points

The blank=True is used to tell the Form generator to allow a blank entry for this field on POST data.