khajvah khajvah -4 years ago 126
Python Question

Composite primary key in django

I have a legacy db table which has composite primary key. I don't think I will be able to change the structure to include a surrogate key, as there is some code written that uses that table. And in django, I cannot use that table, as it doesn't have a primary key(non-composite).

Do django models support composite primary keys? If not, is there any workaround without changing the structure of the table?

P.S. I am using postgresql.

Answer Source

Try similar below code:

class MyTable(models.Model):
    class Meta:
        unique_together = (('key1', 'key2'),)

    key1 = models.IntegerField(primary_key=True)
    key2 = models.IntegerField()

or if you want only unique mixed fields:

class MyTable(models.Model):
    class Meta:
        unique_together = (('key1', 'key2'),)

    key1 = models.IntegerField()
    key2 = models.IntegerField()

EDIT: I would like to note that there is a problem with this approach if there are 3 columns. Update queries don't work because it tries to update (puts pk fields right after "SET") the fields that are unique together and obviously fails.

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