[portland] django helper

Dylan Reinhardt python at dylanreinhardt.com
Wed Apr 8 20:27:12 CEST 2009

Awesome... I missed that new feature.

Here's the doc:


On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Rami Kassab <rami at typethink.com> wrote:

> Patrick,
> 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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