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django admin: use select2 (autocomplete_fields) everywhere

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Django admin: 1) Get more context for filtering in get_search_results, 2) use select2 (autocomplete_fields) everywhere (because implicit is better than explicit).


The full documentation is at


Install django-admin-autocomplete-all:

pip install django-admin-autocomplete-all

Add ‘autocomplete_all’ into INSTALLED_APPS, then collectstatic (both not required if you don’t play with get_search_results filtering.)


  1. Get more context in get_search_results. Implement filtering into get_search_results of target ModelAdmin and add this to the source ModelAdmin:
class MyModelAdmin(ModelAdmin):
    class Media:
        js = ('autocomplete_all/js/autocomplete_params.js',)

You can also implement dynamic filters based on current value of other form fields. See Usage for details or read in source code: autocomplete_all/js/autocomplete_params.js

  1. Use select2 (autocomplete_fields) everywhere.

In your import ModelAdmin, StackedInline and/or TabularInline ‘from autocomplete_all’ instead of ‘from admin’.

import autocomplete_all
class MyModelAdmin(autocomplete_all.ModelAdmin):

Running Tests

Does the code actually work? /N/A while we haven’t the 1st test yet./

source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install -r requirements_test.txt
(myenv) $ tox


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0.2.4 (2020-01-27)

  • gives additional context in get_search_results()
  • Fix: missing .js (in 0.2.0-0.2.3)

0.1.6 (2020-01-24)

  • Fix in docs: proper attribute name is: autocomplete_except

0.1.4 (2020-01-22)

  • First acceptable version.

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