I'm trying to set up my uploads so that if user joe uploads a file it goes to MEDIA_ROOT/joe as opposed to having everyone's files go to MEDIA_ROOT. The problem is I don't know how to define this in the model. Here is how it currently looks:
class Content(models.Model): name = models.CharField(max_length=200) user = models.ForeignKey(User) file = models.FileField(upload_to='.')
So what I want is instead of '.' as the upload_to, have it be the user's name.
I understand that as of Django 1.0 you can define your own function to handle the upload_to but that function has no idea of who the user will be either so I'm a bit lost.
Thanks for the help!
You've probably read the documentation, so here's an easy example to make it make sense:
def content_file_name(instance, filename): return '/'.join(['content', instance.user.username, filename]) class Content(models.Model): name = models.CharField(max_length=200) user = models.ForeignKey(User) file = models.FileField(upload_to=content_file_name)
As you can see, you don't even need to use the filename given - you could override that in your upload_to callable too if you liked.
This really helped. For a bit more brevity's sake, decided to use lambda in my case:
file = models.FileField( upload_to=lambda instance, filename: '/'.join(['mymodel', str(instance.pk), filename]), )