How to deal with “SubfieldBase has been deprecated. Use Field.from_db_value instead.”

By: Varghese Chacko 1 year, 2 months ago

How to deal with "SubfieldBase has been deprecated. Use Field.from_db_value instead." On upgrade to Django 1.9, we may now get the warning

RemovedInDjango110Warning: SubfieldBase has been deprecated. Use Field.from_db_value instead.

To fix this,  you should just remove __metaclass__ line and add from_db_value() and to_python()

class DurationField(models.FloatField):

    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        ...

    def from_db_value(self, value, expression, connection, context):
        ...

    def to_python(self, value):
        ...

As described here: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.9/ref/models/fields/#field-api-reference, to_python(value) converts the value (can be None, string or object) into the correct Python object.

from_db_value(value, expression, connection, context) converts a value as returned by the database to a Python object.

So, both methods return Python objects, but they are used by Django in different situations. to_python() is called by deserialization and during the clean() method used from forms. from_db_value() is called when the data is loaded from the database