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#!/usr/bin/env python
# vim: ai ts=4 sts=4 et sw=4 coding=utf-8
# This software is derived from EAV-Django originally written and
# copyrighted by Andrey Mikhaylenko <>
# This is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published
# by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
# along with EAV-Django. If not, see <>.
from django.contrib import admin
from django.contrib.admin.options import (
ModelAdmin, InlineModelAdmin, StackedInline
from django.forms.models import BaseInlineFormSet
from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe
from .models import Attribute, Value, EnumValue, EnumGroup
class BaseEntityAdmin(ModelAdmin):
def render_change_form(self, request, context, add=False, change=False, form_url='', obj=None):
Wrapper for ModelAdmin.render_change_form. Replaces standard static
AdminForm with an EAV-friendly one. The point is that our form generates
fields dynamically and fieldsets must be inferred from a prepared and
validated form instance, not just the form class. Django does not seem
to provide hooks for this purpose, so we simply wrap the view and
substitute some data.
form = context['adminform'].form
# infer correct data from the form
fieldsets = self.fieldsets or [(None, {'fields': form.fields.keys()})]
adminform = admin.helpers.AdminForm(form, fieldsets,
media = mark_safe( +
context.update(adminform=adminform, media=media)
super_meth = super(BaseEntityAdmin, self).render_change_form
return super_meth(request, context, add, change, form_url, obj)
class BaseEntityInlineFormSet(BaseInlineFormSet):
An inline formset that correctly initializes EAV forms.
def add_fields(self, form, index):
if self.instance:
setattr(form.instance,, self.instance)
super(BaseEntityInlineFormSet, self).add_fields(form, index)
class BaseEntityInline(InlineModelAdmin):
Inline model admin that works correctly with EAV attributes. You should mix
in the standard StackedInline or TabularInline classes in order to define
formset representation, e.g.::
class ItemInline(BaseEntityInline, StackedInline):
model = Item
form = forms.ItemForm
.. warning: TabularInline does *not* work out of the box. There is,
however, a patched template `admin/edit_inline/tabular.html` bundled
with EAV-Django. You can copy or symlink the `admin` directory to your
templates search path (see Django documentation).
formset = BaseEntityInlineFormSet
def get_fieldsets(self, request, obj=None):
if self.declared_fieldsets:
return self.declared_fieldsets
formset = self.get_formset(request)
fk_name = self.fk_name or
kw = {fk_name: obj} if obj else {}
instance = self.model(**kw)
form = formset.form(request.POST, instance=instance)
return [(None, {'fields': form.fields.keys()})]
class AttributeAdmin(ModelAdmin):
list_display = ('name', 'content_type', 'slug', 'datatype', 'description', 'site')
list_filter = ['site']
prepopulated_fields = {'slug': ('name',)}, AttributeAdmin)