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Enum for use with Django ChoiceField
from enum import Enum, EnumMeta
class ChoiceEnumMeta(EnumMeta):
def __iter__(self):
return ((tag, tag.value) for tag in super().__iter__())
class ChoiceEnum(Enum, metaclass=ChoiceEnumMeta):
Enum for Django ChoiceField use.
class Colors(ChoiceEnum):
red = "Red"
green = "Green"
blue = "Blue"
class MyModel(models.Model):
color = models.CharField(max_length=20, choices=Colors)

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@nitrag nitrag commented Jun 17, 2018

It "compiles" but I'm getting the following error in Django admin, when I go to edit an object:

  File "/Users/ryan/Documents/asdf/django/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/forms/", line 677, in get_context
    context = super().get_context(name, value, attrs)
  File "/Users/ryan/Documents/asdf/django/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/forms/", line 637, in get_context
    context['widget']['optgroups'] = self.optgroups(name, context['widget']['value'], attrs)
  File "/Users/ryan/Documents/asdf/django/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/forms/", line 585, in optgroups
    for index, (option_value, option_label) in enumerate(self.choices):
  File "/Users/ryan/Documents/asdf/django/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/forms/", line 747, in __iter__
    yield from self.choices_func()
TypeError: __call__() missing 1 required positional argument: 'value'

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@yifeikong yifeikong commented Jul 7, 2018

def choices(em):
    return [(e.value, for e in em]

class Color(IntEnum):
    red = 0
    green = 1
    blue = 2

color = models.IntegerField(max_length=20, choices=choices(Color))

I would like to use this


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@waketzheng waketzheng commented Jul 25, 2018


from model_utils import Choices

class Article(models.Model):
    STATUS = Choices('draft', 'published')
    status = models.CharField(choices=STATUS, default=STATUS.draft, max_length=20)

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@freemansion freemansion commented Jul 30, 2018

@waketzheng, you're the man! thanks for pointing to django-model-utils

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