Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#10082 closed defect (worksforme)

TypeError: unexpected keyword argument 'field_type'

Reported by: roskakori Owned by: osimons
Priority: normal Component: CustomFieldAdminPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Trac Release: 0.12


When upgrading our existing Trac installation and the related plugins we encountered the following error message when attempting to change the order of custom fields using Admin > Custom Fields and clicking "Apply Changes":

TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'field_type'

The related stack trace is:

File "build/bdist.macosx-10.6-x86_64/egg/customfieldadmin/", line 109, in render_admin_panel
File "build/bdist.macosx-10.6-x86_64/egg/customfieldadmin/", line 161, in update_custom_field
File "build/bdist.macosx-10.6-x86_64/egg/customfieldadmin/", line 106, in verify_custom_field 

Version information: Mac OS X 10.6.8, Python 2.6, trac 0.12.2

The relevant parts of the source code in verify_custom_field read:

if not cfield['type'] in \
        ['text', 'checkbox', 'select', 'radio', 'textarea']:
    raise TracError(_("%(field_type)s is not a valid field type"),

Maybe field_type should be wrapped in a dictionary to raise the intended TracError:

    raise TracError(_("%(field_type)s is not a valid field type"),
            {'field_type': cfield['type']})

Even if the proper error message would have been raised the wording could be improved to make it clear what is expected:

_VALID_CFIELD_TYPES = ['text', 'checkbox', 'select', 'radio', 'textarea']
if not cfield['type'] in _VALID_CFIELD_TYPES:
    raise TracError(_("type of field %(field_name)s is '%(field_type)s' but must be one of: %(valid_types)s"),
            {'field_name': cfield['name'], 'field_type': cfield['type'], 'valid_types': _VALID_CFIELD_TYPES})

This should result in something like:

type of fileld some_date is 'date' but must be one of:
['text', 'checkbox', 'select', 'radio', 'textarea']

By the way the actual error was caused during our upgrade by the fact that DateFieldPlugin uses a different way to represent date fields now. Formerly it was:

some_date: date

Now it has to be:

some_date: text = true

As this might be a common case, an additional check for deprecated date fields might be helpful:

_VALID_CFIELD_TYPES = ['text', 'checkbox', 'select', 'radio', 'textarea']
if cfield['type'] == 'date':
    raise TracError(_("date field %(field_name)s must be migrated to new syntax in trac.ini, " + \
            "section [ticket-custom]: '%(field_name)s=text' and '%(field_name)'"),
            {'field_name': cfield['name']})

This would yield:

date field some_date must be migrated to new syntax in trac.ini, section [ticket-custom]:
'some_date=text' and ''

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by osimons

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I've added a test for this in [13733]. Test passes, and I'm unable to recreate the original error now. There was likely some other code in your install affecting the use of the plugin.

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