david david - 1 year ago 131
Python Question

Django Extend AbstractUser and use email Field as default in other field

I'm using Django 1.9.2 with python 2.7.3, rest framework and allauth. I'm extending from django.contrib.auth.models.AbstractUser and I want to get the email field from AbstractUser and use it as default in other field:

from django.contrib.auth.models import AbstractUser

class MyUser(AbstractUser):

def get_email(self):
return self.email

email_from_work = models.EmailField(default=get_email())

But when I use this code, I get the following error:

File "./behnowapp/models.py", line 48, in MyUser
email_from_work = models.EmailField(default=get_email())
TypeError: get_email() takes exactly 1 argument (0 given)

What is the way for get the email attribute?

Answer Source

Thanks to RA123 for the orientation, I have also overwritten the save method of MyUser and instead of implementing my own UserManager, I have implemented the default and I have added the necessary fields:

class MyUser(AbstractBaseUser, PermissionsMixin):

    def save(self, *args, **kwargs):
        if not self.email_from_work:
            self.email_from_work = self.get_email()
        super(MyUser, self).save(*args, **kwargs)

    def get_email(self):
        return self.email

    objects = UserManager()
    USERNAME_FIELD = 'username'
    REQUIRED_FIELDS = ['email']

    username = models.CharField(
        help_text=_('Required. 30 characters or fewer. Letters, digits and @/./+/-/_ only.'),
                _('Enter a valid username. This value may contain only '
                  'letters, numbers ' 'and @/./+/-/_ characters.')
            'unique': _("A user with that username already exists."),
    first_name = models.CharField(_('first name'), max_length=30, blank=True)
    last_name = models.CharField(_('last name'), max_length=30, blank=True)
    email = models.EmailField(_('email address'), blank=True)
    is_staff = models.BooleanField(
        _('staff status'),
        help_text=_('Designates whether the user can log into this admin site.'),
    is_active = models.BooleanField(
            'Designates whether this user should be treated as active. '
            'Unselect this instead of deleting accounts.'
    date_joined = models.DateTimeField(_('date joined'), default=now)
    email_from_work = models.EmailField(max_length=255, unique=True)
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