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Here's my thought on 💭 python - Concepts of backref and back_populate in SQLalchemy? - Stack Overflow

Today I came across some sqlalchemy models that created some relationships, some used backref some used back_populates. I was stumped why, I had never came accross backref before and I felt skill issues sinking in.

backref is considered legacy


As stated in the sqlalchemy docs, backref is a legacy feature. Its shorthand to creating relationships between parent and child, but only adding it to the parent. While this is simpler it introduces some invisible magic.

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