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Convenient soft-deletion support for Django models

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A Django field that enables convenient soft-deletion. For Python 2.7/3.3+ and Django 1.8+


Simple: pip install django-livefield.

Example Usage

>>> from django.db import models
>>> from livefield import LiveField, LiveManager
>>> class Person(models.Model):
...    name = models.CharField()
...    live = LiveField()
...    objects = LiveManager()
...    all_objects = LiveManager(include_soft_deleted=True)
...    class Meta:
...        unique_together = ('name', 'live')
...    def delete(self, using=None):
... = False
>>> john = Person.objects.create(name='John Cleese')
>>> doppelganger = Person(name='John Cleese')
>>>  # Raises an IntegrityError
>>> john.delete()
>>>  # Succeeds!


MIT. See LICENSE.txt for details.


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  • Django 3.x support
  • switch to BooleanField as base (Django 4.x deprecation)


  • Fix rST formatting in this file to pass PyPI rendering check

3.2.0 (Not released)

  • Support Django 2.2
  • Support Python 3.7
  • Fix metadata to remove deprecated Django versions
  • Expand travis tests for versions and database engines
  • Remove obsolete pylint suppressions
  • Thanks to [@shurph]( for the above!



  • Add support for Python 3.6
  • Add support for Django 2.0
  • Remove support for Python 3.4
  • Remove support for old Django versions
  • Remove GIS

2.5.0 (Not released)

  • Added official Python 3 support.
  • Re-added support for Django 1.8. Now supports Django 1.8 and 1.9.

2.4.0 (2016-02-11)

  • Drop support for Django 1.8
  • Add number of affected rows for delete methods (hard_delete, soft_delete, delete). Note: Django 1.9+ only.

2.1.0 (2014-09-04)

  • Add support for Django 1.7.

2.0.0 (2014-07-13)

  • Renamed top-level namespace to livefield.
  • Restructured internally to match Django convention.
  • Added GIS support.
  • Added South support.

1.0.0 (2014-02-14)

  • Initial release.
  • Separated existing code from main application repository.

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