Setting a default value for a new required field in migrations
We have persisted many games in our database and added a new
owner field for the games that is a required field. We don't want to delete all the existing games, and therefore, we will take advantage of some features in Django that make it easy for us to make the changes in the underlying database without losing the existing data.
Now, we need to retrieve the
id for the
superuser we have created to use it as the default owner for the existing games. Django will allow us to easily update the existing games to set the owner user for them.
Run the following commands to retrieve the
id from the
auth_user table for the row that whose username is equal to
superuser with ...