django filter with list of values

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I'm sure this is a trivial operation, but I can't figure out how it's done... How can I create a django query for a list of values.

There got to be something smarter than this:

ids = [1, 3, 6, 7, 9]
for id in ids:
   MyModel.objects.filter( pk=id )

I'm looking to get them all in one show with something like:

ids = [1, 3, 6, 7, 9]
MyModel.objects.filter( pk=ids )

3 Answers

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charlax On Best Solutions

From the Django documentation:

Blog.objects.filter(pk__in=[1, 4, 7])
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Nilesh On

When you have list of items and you want to check the possible values from the list then you can't use =.

The sql query will be like SELECT * FROM mytable WHERE ids=[1, 3, 6, 7, 9] which is not true. You have to use in operator for this so you query will be like SELECT * FROM mytable WHERE ids in (1, 3, 6, 7, 9) for that Django provide __in operator.

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Omoidashita On

From the Django documentation:

Blog.objects.in_bulk([1])
{1: <Blog: Beatles Blog>}

Blog.objects.in_bulk([1, 2])
{1: <Blog: Beatles Blog>, 2: <Blog: Cheddar Talk>}

Blog.objects.in_bulk([])
{}

Blog.objects.in_bulk()
{1: <Blog: Beatles Blog>, 2: <Blog: Cheddar Talk>, 3: <Blog: Django Weblog>}

Blog.objects.in_bulk(['beatles_blog'], field_name='slug')
{'beatles_blog': <Blog: Beatles Blog>}