ManyToManyField no syncdb

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class ManyToManyField_NoSyncdb(models.ManyToManyField):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(ManyToManyField_NoSyncdb, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        self.creates_table = False

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Comments

dkg (on February 3, 2010):

Thanks, this was very useful to me, because i have m2m relationships that i want to look at from both directions.

In fact, it seems useful enough that it might be handy to have a creates_table argument to the built-in ManyToManyField (defaults to True), so this workaround wouldn't be necessary.

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volman_jeff (on February 2, 2011):

Warning! This snippet fails in Django 1.2.3 since the Field property "creates_table" appears to no longer be supported. It tries to create the table which generates a "duplicate table" error.

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