# How to rebuild summary ?

This question is related to askbot.org/en/question/12356/questionhtml-vs-questionsummary/

I want to rebuild the summary column of the askbot_post table. Because of its name, i tried to use the following manage command:

python manage.py build_thread_summary_cache


but it was not working. What is the purpose of this command ?

Then i tried the following:

python manage.py generate_post_snippets


and it worked! Hence, given the generic name of this command, my question is: what else does this command ? Can i lose some information with it ? Is it only about rebuilding some secondary informations ?

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The command generate_post_snippets generates post's HTML. The posts as you see them are stored in two fields: "summary" and "html". The first may contain a truncated version if the post is too long, otherwise it will be identical to the "html" - which is the full content of the post.

The build_thread_summary_cache will create cached html snippets for each question, as shown on the main page in the list of questions.

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Thanks for the answer. So perhaps should those scripts be called in a migration scripts (the summaries were not automatically filled while migrating from a 0.7.22 install).

( 2014-04-06 03:40:47 -0500 )edit