For a long time I wanted to write an article on how to write
auto populate field
functionality for a
project. This is a very useful feature that allows you to change the content of other model fields in Django by setting a value to a field that uses auto populate.
First, why is it needed? - Such functionality allows you to reduce the size of the code in those places where you need to rewrite other fields of the object when they change. That is, for example, you do not have to redefine the save method each time in order to rewrite some field in case other fields of the object change. Also, using auto populate is basically a more advanced and neat way to manage data models in Django.
And also a similar approach can solve some problems and improve the site.