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Generic Relations

Generic relations' fields are be frozen, but unfortunately not the GenericForeignKey itself (see :ref:`orm-freezing` for a reason why). To add it back onto a model, add the import for generic at the top of the migration and then in the body of forwards() put:

gfk = generic.GenericForeignKey()
gfk.contribute_to_class(orm.FooModel, "object_link")

This will add the GenericForeignKey onto the model as model.object_link. You can pass the optional content_type and id field names into the constructor as usual.

Also, be careful when using ContentType; make sure to use the frozen orm['contenttypes.ContentType'], and don't import it directly, otherwise comparisons may fail.

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