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Python Django Basics Final Details Add a field to Article to reference the Writer

Rey Adronico Baguio
Rey Adronico Baguio
13,672 Points

Why was it important for us to put a quotations around "Writer" when we assigned it as a Foreign Key to Article?

Couldn't we just put the Writer Model first? And how did putting quotes around them fix the order of writing the model?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

From the docs ForeignKey

If you need to create a relationship on a model that has not yet been defined, you can use the name of the model, rather than the model object itself

Since Writer is defined after Article, it is not yet defined when the ForeignKey is defined. The quotes tell Django to look for the Writer model later on in the code.