Tip: How to get a single object`s value with Django ORM

Posted on Wed 11 November 2015 in Programming • Tagged with django, python, ormLeave a comment

There are times when you want to get a single field of a single object in the database. For example, just get the headline of the blog post #1, not fetching it’s body. How do you do it in a usual way?

'Hello world' # Or maybe even this way: >>> BlogPost.objects.values('headline').filter(pk=1)[0]['headline'] 'Hello world'

Recently I’ve stumbled upon a shorter one:

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