Known Caveats

Raw Queries

django-treebeard uses Django raw SQL queries for some write operations, and raw queries don’t update the objects in the ORM since it’s being bypassed.

Because of this, if you have a node in memory and plan to use it after a tree modification (adding/removing/moving nodes), you need to reload it.

Overriding the default manager

One of the most common source of bug reports in django-treebeard is the overriding of the default managers in the subclasses.

django-treebeard relies on the default manager for correctness and internal maintenance. If you override the default manager, by overriding the objects member in your subclass, you WILL have errors and inconsistencies in your tree.

To avoid this problem, if you need to override the default manager, you’ll NEED to subclass the manager from the base manager class for the tree you are using.

Read the documentation in each tree type for details.

Custom Managers

Related to the previous caveat, if you need to create custom managers, you NEED to subclass the manager from the base manager class for the tree you are using.

Read the documentation in each tree type for details.