Unlimited-length CharField

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from django.db import models
from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _

class LongCharField(models.CharField):
    "A basically unlimited-length CharField."
    description = _("Unlimited-length string")
    
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        kwargs['max_length'] = int(1e9)  # Satisfy management validation.
        super(models.CharField, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        # Don't add max-length validator like CharField does.

    def get_internal_type(self):
        # This has no function, since this value is used as a lookup in
        # db_type().  Put something that isn't known by django so it
        # raises an error if it is ever used.
        return 'LongCharField'

    def db_type(self, connection):
        # *** This is probably only compatible with Postgres.
        # 'varchar' with no max length is equivalent to 'text' in Postgres,
        # but put 'varchar' so we can tell LongCharFields from TextFields
        # when we're looking at the db.
        return 'varchar'
    
    def formfield(self, **kwargs):
        # Don't pass max_length to form field like CharField does.
        return super(models.CharField, self).formfield(**kwargs)

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Comments

dudus (on January 19, 2011):

It would be better to just stick with TextField and change it's widget. Your solution breaks db portability.

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