Provide Support for Logical Deletes on Models and in the Django Admin
Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. It is an ecosystem of reusable Django apps, themes, and starter project templates. This collection can be found at http://pinaxproject.com.
This app was developed as part of the Pinax ecosystem but is just a Django app and can be used independently of other Pinax apps.
pinax-models provides support for logical deletes on models and in the Django admin.
This is a small and simple app that Patrick Altman wrote to get some reuse out of something he did in nearly every project and every model he created. It’s too easy for good data to get deleted and it be unrecoverable. It’s also too easy to fix this by overriding the model’s delete() method and just flagging records as deleted and then leveraging Django’s managers to override default behavior so that logically deleted items are not returned in querysets.
There are two exceptions to this rule, however, that are useful.
On May 25, 2015, Patrick donated django-logicaldelete to Pinax and as part of that process, pinax-models was born and the code incorporated into that package. It remains just a Django app and can be quite independently of other Pinax apps.
pip install pinax-models
Using the app is pretty simple:
pinax.modelsto your INSTALLED_APPS
Logical deletes are handled by date stamping a
date_removed column. In
addition, a date_created and date_modified columns will be populated as a
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