django-softdelete 0.3.4

Soft delete support for Django ORM, with undelete
django-softdelete is a soft delete for Django ORM, with support for undelete.

Can be tested directly with the following command: test softdelete --settings="softdelete.settings"

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This project mostly exists to be able to provide undelete of soft-deleted objects, along with proper undeletion of related objects.

There are simple templates files in templates/.  You will need to add Django's egg loader to use the templates as is:


Add the project 'softdelete' to your INSTALLED_APPS for through-the-web undelete support.


Central to the ability to undelete a soft-deleted model is the concept of changesets.  When you soft-delete an object, any objects referencing it via a ForeignKey, ManyToManyField, or OneToOneField will also be soft-deleted. This mimics the traditional CASCADE behavior of a SQL DELETE.

When the soft-delete is performed, the system makes a ChangeSet object which tracks all affected objects of this delete request.  Later, when an undelete is requested, this ChangeSet is referenced to do a cascading undelete.

If you are undeleting an object that was part of a ChangeSet, that entire ChangeSet is undeleted. 

Once undeleted, the ChangeSet object is removed from the underlying database with a regular ("hard") delete.

last updated on:
April 2nd, 2012, 5:38 GMT
license type:
BSD License 
developed by:
Steve Coursen
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