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Delete multiple objects in django

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I need to select several objects to be deleted from my database in django using a webpage. There is no category to select from so I can’t delete from all of them like that. Do I have to implement my own delete form and process it in django or does django have a way to already do this? As its implemented in the admin interface.

Answers:

You can delete any QuerySet you’d like. For example, to delete all blog posts with some Post model

Post.objects.all().delete()

and to delete any Post with a future publication date

Post.objects.filter(pub_date__gt=datetime.now()).delete()

You do, however, need to come up with a way to narrow down your QuerySet. If you just want a view to delete a particular object, look into the delete generic view.

EDIT:

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I think the answer is somewhere between. To implement your own, combine ModelForms and generic views. Otherwise, look into 3rd party apps that provide similar functionality. In a related question, the recommendation was django-filter.