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raw_id_fields widget replacement that handles display of an object's string value on change and can be overridden via a template.

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.. important:: django-salmonella was renamed to django-dynamic-raw-id and
re-released as version 2.1. The latest django-salmonella version was 1.2.
Please upgrade your code, see Installation and Usage below.


A Django admin raw_id_fields widget replacement that handles display of an
object's string value on change and can be overridden via a template.
See this example:

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Install the package with ``pip``:

.. code-block:: bash

$ pip install django-dynamic-raw-id

Put ``dynamic_raw_id`` to your list of ``INSTALLED_APPS``:

.. code-block:: python

# ... other apps

And add the ``urlpattern``:

.. code-block:: python

urlpatterns = [
# ...
url(r'^admin/dynamic_raw_id/', include('dynamic_raw_id.urls')),

``dynamic_raw_id`` comes with some static files so don't forget to run
`` collectstatic``.


To start using django-dynamic-raw-id in your application all you need to do is
implement ``DynamicRawIDMixin`` in your ``ModelAdmin`` class and add the desired
fields to a list of ``dynamic_raw_id_fields``:

.. code-block:: python

from dynamic_raw_id.admin import DynamicRawIDMixin

class UserProfileAdmin(DynamicRawIDMixin, admin.ModelAdmin):
dynamic_raw_id_fields = ('user',)

You can use dynamic_raw_id widgets in a Admin filter as well:

.. code-block:: python

from dynamic_raw_id.admin import DynamicRawIDMixin
from dynamic_raw_id.filters import DynamicRawIDFilter

class UserProfileAdmin(DynamicRawIDMixin, admin.ModelAdmin):
list_filter = (
('dynamic_raw_id_fk', DynamicRawIDFilter),

Customizing the value of the dynamic widget

The coolest feature of django-dynamic-raw-id is the ability to customize the output
of the value displayed alongside the ``DynamicRawIDWidget``. There is a basic
implementation if all you want is your object's ``__unicode__`` value. To change
the value displayed all you need to do is implement the correct template.

django-dynamic-raw-id looks for this template structure ``dynamic_raw_id/<app>/<model>.html``
and ``dynamic_raw_id/<app>/multi_<model>.html`` (for multi-value lookups).

For instance, if I have a blog post with a ``User`` dynamic_raw_id field that I want
display as ``Firstname Lastname``, I would create the template
``dynamic_raw_id/auth/user.html`` with:

.. code-block:: html+django

<span>{{ object.0.first_name }} {{ object.0.last_name }}</span>

A custom admin URL prefix

If you have your admin *and* the dynamic_raw_id scripts located on a different
prefix than ``/admin/dynamic_raw_id/`` you need adjust the ``DYNAMIC_RAW_ID_MOUNT_URL``
JS variable.


.. code-block:: guess

# In case the app is setup at /foobar/dynamic_raw_id/
url(r'^foobar/dynamic_raw_id/', include('dynamic_raw_id.urls')),

# Provide a
window.DYNAMIC_RAW_ID_MOUNT_URL = "{% url "admin:index" %}";

An ideal place is the admin ``base_site.html`` template. Full example:

.. code-block:: html+django

{% extends "admin/base.html" %}

{% block title %}{{ title }} | {{ site_title|default:_('Django site admin') }}{% endblock %}

{% block extrahead %}
{{ block.super }}
window.DYNAMIC_RAW_ID_MOUNT_URL = "{% url "admin:index" %}";
{% endblock %}

{% block branding %}
<h1 id="site-name"><a href="{% url 'admin:index' %}">{{ site_header|default:_('Django administration') }}</a></h1>
{% endblock %}

{% block nav-global %}{% endblock %}

Testing and Local Development

The testsuite uses Selenium to do frontend tests, we require Firefox and
geckodriver_ to be installed. You can install geckodriver on OS X with

.. code-block:: bash

$ brew install geckodriver

Run the testsuite in your local environment using:

.. code-block:: bash

$ cd django-dynamic-raw-id/
$ pipenv install --dev
$ pipenv run python ./

Or use tox to test against various Django and Python versions:

.. code-block:: bash

$ tox -r

You can also invoke the test suite or other '' commands by calling
the ``django-admin`` tool with the test app settings:

.. code-block:: bash

$ cd django-dynamic-raw-id/
$ pipenv install --dev
$ pipenv run django-admin
$ pipenv run django-admin test

This also allows you to run the internal testing app in a testserver, to
preview a sample of what django-dynamic-raw-id is doing:

.. code-block:: bash

$ pipenv run django-admin migrate
$ pipenv run django-admin createsuperuser
$ pipenv run django-admin runserver

.. note:: The default settings file is set in the ``.env`` file which
pipenv automatically exposes:

.. code-block:: bash


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