Better string field for Django.
A field intended for strings that typically has a length less than 500 characters. django-stringfield tries to not to enforce length on database level if possible but different databases have different limitations. Currently implemented as:
- character varying
- VARCHAR (65528) 
- VARCHAR2 (4000)
- SQLite & Other backends
pip install django-stringfield
You use this just like the normal django.db.models.CharField except that the key word argument max_length works a little differently:
- It is optional and defaults to 500
- It only enforces max length on the default formfield not on the database.
# models.py from stringfield import StringField class MyModel(models.Model): name = StringField()
|||MySQL >= 5.0.3 should be able to handle a maximum length of 65535 but that does not work in my empirical testing using mysql 5.1.41 where 65528 is the maximum considering NULL and NOT NULL.|