[portland] django helper

Rami Kassab rami at typethink.com
Wed Apr 8 20:23:44 CEST 2009

There's actually a very nice method you can overwrite in your  
ModelAdmin class for that model. It's called save_model. If I could  
copy and paste on this iPhone I'd get ya a link to the docs but you  
should be able to track it down. Essentially, that method has access  
to the request so you can auto select the currently logged in user by  
setting your foreign key to request.user.

If you know that it's always going to be the currently logged in user  
then you can just hide the field on the form end. Simply override the  
save_model method and you can set whatever defaults ya want.

Hope that helps :)

Rami Kassab
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On Apr 8, 2009, at 11:08 AM, Patrick Curtain <pcurtain at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey!
>> There's a few of us here who work on Django.  If you have specific
>> questions, you could probably get several responses.  Some might  
>> even be
>> helpful.  :-)
> I'll start here then, for now.  :)  Thanks!  Anyone else, feel free to
> tell me it's too specific for the pdxpython list.
> I've got a 'Recipe' model that needs to store the author.  From what I
> could learn in other examples, this got added to my model:
>    member = models.ForeignKey(User, related_name="added_recipes",
> blank=True, null=True)
> When I view the form in the admin interface, it works, but that field
> shows up as a select box of all users in the system.
> My goal is to let some bulk data entry happen in advance of the full
> app being completed.  Hence the push to make it work in admin and get
> going.
> Question:
> How do I tell the admin interface form (via the internal 'class Admin'
> magic ideally) that it should get the user from the 'request.user'
> currently using the app?
> Responses of "dumb idea, do this instead" -just- as welcome.  :)
> And thanks, everyone!
> --p
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