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Fixed #7284 -- Provided an example for the use of the search_fields c…

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

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  1. +5 −0 docs/ref/contrib/admin/index.txt
@@ -600,6 +600,11 @@ the lookup API "follow" notation::
search_fields = ['foreign_key__related_fieldname']
+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']
When somebody does a search in the admin search box, Django splits the search
query into words and returns all objects that contain each of the words, case
insensitive, where each word must be in at least one of ``search_fields``. For

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