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Rey Adronico Baguio13,672 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 :)
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,390 Points
blank=True is used to tell the Form generator to allow a blank entry for this field on POST data.