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Django 1.5.9 - DisallowedModelAdminToField for M2N Through Object
from django.contrib import admin
from barbaz.models import A, Through
class ThroughInline(admin.TabularInline):
model = Through
fk_name = 'a1'
raw_id_fields = ['a2']
class AAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
inlines = [ThroughInline], AAdmin)
The exception happens when clicking on the raw_id_fields magnifying glass in the admin, the popup will show the exception.
from django.db import models
class A(models.Model):
bs = models.ManyToManyField('self', symmetrical=False, through='Through')
class Through(models.Model):
a1 = models.ForeignKey(A, related_name='a1_set')
a2 = models.ForeignKey(A, related_name='a2_set')
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/handlers/" in get_response
113. response = callback(request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/" in wrapper
390. return self.admin_site.admin_view(view)(*args, **kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/" in _wrapped_view
91. response = view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/views/decorators/" in _wrapped_view_func
89. response = view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/" in inner
202. return view(request, *args, **kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/" in _wrapper
25. return bound_func(*args, **kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/" in _wrapped_view
91. response = view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/" in bound_func
21. return func(self, *args2, **kwargs2)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/" in changelist_view
1198. self)
File "/tmp/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/views/" in __init__
64. raise DisallowedModelAdminToField("The field %s cannot be referenced." % to_field)
Exception Type: DisallowedModelAdminToField at /admin/barbaz/a/
Exception Value: The field id cannot be referenced.
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smart-alek commented Jan 31, 2015

Hey Squiddy:

I work for Sosh and we're still on Django 1.5.9. I'm getting this bug right now and was wondering if you found a workaround for it, or if we're just SOL until we upgrade Django.

Alek Sharma

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smart-alek commented Jan 31, 2015

Never mind; you guys fixed it in 1.5.12, so we just upgraded to that instead. SCIENCE.

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