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Python Python Python Django Django Code style: black PyPI version

django-admin-autocomplete-list-filter

Ajax autocomplete list filter helper for Django admin. Uses Django’s built-in autocomplete widget! No extra package or install required!

After

Installation and Usage

$ pip install django-admin-autocomplete-list-filter

Add djaa_list_filter to INSTALLED_APPS in your settings.py:

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    'django.contrib.admin',
    'django.contrib.auth',
    'django.contrib.contenttypes',
    'django.contrib.sessions',
    'django.contrib.messages',
    'django.contrib.staticfiles',
    'djaa_list_filter',           
]

Now, let’s look at this example model:

# models.py

from django.conf import settings
from django.db import models


class Post(models.Model):
    category = models.ForeignKey(to='Category', on_delete=models.CASCADE, related_name='posts')
    author = models.ForeignKey(to=settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL, on_delete=models.CASCADE, related_name='posts')
    title = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    body = models.TextField()
    tags = models.ManyToManyField(to='Tag', blank=True)

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title


class Category(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=255)

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title


class Tag(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=255)

    def __str__(self):
        return self.name

We have 2 ForeignKey fields and one ManyToManyField to enable autocomplete list filter feature on admin. All you need is to inherit from AjaxAutocompleteListFilterModelAdmin which inherits from Django’s admin.ModelAdmin.

Now we have an extra ModelAdmin method: autocomplete_list_filter. Uses Django Admin’s search_fields logic. You need to enable search_fields in the related ModelAdmin. To enable completion on Category relation, CategoryAdmin should have search_fields that’s it!

from django.contrib import admin

from djaa_list_filter.admin import (
    AjaxAutocompleteListFilterModelAdmin,
)

from .models import Category, Post, Tag


@admin.register(Post)
class PostAdmin(AjaxAutocompleteListFilterModelAdmin):
    list_display = ('__str__', 'author', 'show_tags')
    autocomplete_list_filter = ('category', 'author', 'tags')

    def show_tags(self, obj):
        return ' , '.join(obj.tags.values_list('name', flat=True))


@admin.register(Category)
class CategoryAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    search_fields = ['title']
    ordering = ['title']


@admin.register(Tag)
class TagAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    search_fields = ['name']
    ordering = ['name']

Development

You are very welcome to contribute, fix bugs or improve this project. We hope to help people who needs this feature. We made this package for our company project. Good appetite for all the Django developers out there!

License

This project is licensed under MIT


Contributer(s)


Contribute

All PR’s are welcome!

  1. fork (https://github.com/demiroren-teknoloji/django-admin-autocomplete-list-filter/fork)
  2. Create your branch (git checkout -b my-features)
  3. commit yours (git commit -am 'added killer options')
  4. push your branch (git push origin my-features)
  5. Than create a new Pull Request!

TODO

  • Add unit tests
  • Improve JavaScript code :)

Change Log

2019-10-25

  • Remove f-string for older Python versions, will change this on 1.0.0 version

2019-10-19

  • Bump version: 0.1.2
  • Add Python 3.5 supports, thanks to Peter Farrel
  • Add animated gif :)
  • Add future warning for f-strings

2019-10-11

  • Add ManyToManyField support
  • Initial release

2019-10-07

  • Init repo...
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