Django – Automatic creation date and update date

In your model class, we can set the auto_now_add and auto_add in the DateField or DateTimeField for creation date and update date.

from django.db import models

class Person(models.Model):
  name       = models.CharField(max_length=256)
  homepage   = models.URLField(max_length=256)
  created_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True)
  updated_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now=True)

  def __unicode__(self):


The auto_now_add will make the field read only while the auto_now will refresh the the field value when a .save() is executed.

Done =)

Reference: Django documentation – DateField


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