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A mixin to add support to related attributes like 'book_author' in django ModelAdmin list_display field
class DynamicLookupMixin(object):
'''
A mixin to add support to related attributes like
'book_author' in django ModelAdmin list_display field
creating callables on the fly
'''
def __getattr__(self, attr):
if ('__' in attr
and not attr.startswith('_')
and not attr.endswith('_boolean')
and not attr.endswith('_short_description')):
def dyn_lookup(instance):
# traverse all __ lookups
return reduce(lambda parent, child: getattr(parent, child),
attr.split('__'),
instance)
# get admin_order_field, boolean and short_description
dyn_lookup.admin_order_field = attr
dyn_lookup.boolean = getattr(self, '{}_boolean'.format(attr), False)
dyn_lookup.short_description = getattr(
self, '{}_short_description'.format(attr),
attr.replace('_', ' ').capitalize())
return dyn_lookup
# not dynamic lookup, default behaviour
return self.__getattribute__(attr)
# use examples
@admin.register(models.Person)
class PersonAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin, DynamicLookupMixin):
list_display = ['book__author', 'book__publisher__name',
'book__publisher__country']
# custom short description
book__publisher__country_short_description = 'Publisher Country'
@admin.register(models.Product)
class ProductAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin, DynamicLookupMixin):
list_display = ('name', 'category__is_new')
# to show as boolean field
category__is_new_boolean = True
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