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django-ajax-selects

Edit ForeignKey, ManyToManyField and CharField in Django Admin using jQuery UI AutoComplete.

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Quick Usage

Define a lookup channel:

# yourapp/lookups.py
from ajax_select import register, LookupChannel
from .models import Tag

@register('tags')
class TagsLookup(LookupChannel):

    model = Tag

    def get_query(self, q, request):
        return self.model.objects.filter(name__icontains=q).order_by('name')[:50]

    def format_item_display(self, item):
        return u"<span class='tag'>%s</span>" % item.name

Add field to a form:

# yourapp/forms.py
class DocumentForm(ModelForm):

    class Meta:
        model = Document

    tags = AutoCompleteSelectMultipleField('tags')

Fully customizable

  • search query
  • query other resources besides Django ORM
  • format results with HTML
  • custom styling
  • customize security policy
  • customize UI
  • integrate with other UI elements on page using the javascript API

Assets included by default

  • ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js
  • code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/jquery-ui.js
  • code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css

Compatibility

  • Django >=1.5, <=1.9
  • Python >=2.7, <=3.4

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