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Fixed #827 -- For admin list_display functions without a short_descr…

…iption, Django now converts underscores to spaces. Thanks, Aaron Swartz

git-svn-id: bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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adrianholovaty committed Nov 17, 2005
1 parent 56e40c5 commit 33ffa72e40390255df361bfb5f1cee40dc3de508
Showing with 5 additions and 4 deletions.
  1. +1 −1 django/contrib/admin/views/
  2. +4 −3 docs/tutorial02.txt
@@ -361,7 +361,7 @@ def change_list(request, app_label, module_name):
header = func.short_description
except AttributeError:
- header = func.__name__
+ header = func.__name__.replace('_', ' ')
# Non-field list_display values don't get ordering capability.
raw_template.append('<th>%s</th>' % capfirst(header))
@@ -331,12 +331,13 @@ Now the poll change list page looks like this:
You can click on the column headers to sort by those values -- except in the
case of the ``was_published_today`` header, because sorting by the output of
an arbitrary method is not supported. Also note that the column header for
-``was_published_today`` is, by default, the name of the method. But you can
-change that by giving that method a ``short_description`` attribute::
+``was_published_today`` is, by default, the name of the method (with
+underscores replaced with spaces). But you can change that by giving that
+method a ``short_description`` attribute::
def was_published_today(self):
return ==
- was_published_today.short_description = 'Was published today'
+ was_published_today.short_description = 'Published today?'
Let's add another improvement to the Poll change list page: Filters. Add the

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