“Unknown column ‘user_id’ error in django view

I’m having an error where I am not sure what caused it.

Here is the error:

Exception Type:     OperationalError
Exception Value:    
(1054, "Unknown column 'user_id' in 'field list'")

Does anyone know why I am getting this error? I can’t figure it out. Everything seems to be fine.

My view code is below:

if "login" in request.session:
    t = request.POST.get('title', '')
    d = request.POST.get('description', '')
    fid = request.session["login"]
    fuser = User.objects.get(id=fid)
    i = Idea(user=fuser, title=t, description=d, num_votes=1)
    return HttpResponse("true", mimetype="text/plain")
    return HttpResponse("false", mimetype="text/plain")

I appreciate any help! Thanks!

Edit: Also a side question. Do I use objects.get(id= or objects.get(pk= ? If I use a primary key, do I need to declare an id field or an index in the model?

Edit: Here are the relevant models:

class User (models.Model):
    first_name = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    last_name = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    email = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    password = models.CharField(max_length=200)

class Idea (models.Model):
    user = models.ForeignKey(User)
    title = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    description = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    num_votes = models.IntegerField()


You’ll have to show your models to get real help, but it looks like your Idea table doesn’t have a user_id column? Did you modify the SQL table structure?

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