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[1.2.X] Fixed #7284 -- Provided an example for the use of the search_…

…fields clause on ModelAdmin. Thanks to for the suggestion, and Simon Meers for the initial patch.

Backport of r13542 from trunk.

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Russell Keith-Magee authored August 07, 2010

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  1. 5  docs/ref/contrib/admin/index.txt
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@@ -600,6 +600,11 @@ the lookup API "follow" notation::
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     search_fields = ['foreign_key__related_fieldname']
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+For example, if you have a blog entry with an author, the following definition
+would enable search blog entries by the email address of the author::
+    search_fields = ['user__email']
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 When somebody does a search in the admin search box, Django splits the search
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 query into words and returns all objects that contain each of the words, case
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 insensitive, where each word must be in at least one of ``search_fields``. For

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