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Django multiple select field

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A new model field and form field. With this you can get a multiple select from a choices. Stores to the database as a CharField of comma-separated values.

This package is inspired by this snippet.

Supported Python versions: 2.7, 3.4+

Supported Django versions: 1.11-2.1+


Install with pip

$ pip install django-multipleselectfield

Configure your

from multiselectfield import MultiSelectField

# ...

MY_CHOICES = (('item_key1', 'Item title 1.1'),
              ('item_key2', 'Item title 1.2'),
              ('item_key3', 'Item title 1.3'),
              ('item_key4', 'Item title 1.4'),
              ('item_key5', 'Item title 1.5'))

MY_CHOICES2 = ((1, 'Item title 2.1'),
               (2, 'Item title 2.2'),
               (3, 'Item title 2.3'),
               (4, 'Item title 2.4'),
               (5, 'Item title 2.5'))

class MyModel(models.Model):

    # .....

    my_field = MultiSelectField(choices=MY_CHOICES)
    my_field2 = MultiSelectField(choices=MY_CHOICES2,

In your

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Customizing templates

It is possible to customize the HTML of this widget in your form template. To do so, you will need to loop through form.{field}.field.choices. Here is an example that displays the field label underneath/after the checkbox for a MultiSelectField called providers:

{% for value, text in form.providers.field.choices %}
  <div class="ui slider checkbox">
    <input id="id_providers_{{ forloop.counter0 }}" name="{{ }}" type="checkbox" value="{{ value }}"{% if value in checked_providers %} checked="checked"{% endif %}>
    <label>{{ text }}</label>
{% endfor %}

Django REST Framework

Django REST Framework comes with a MultipleChoiceField that works perfectly with this:

from rest_framework import fields, serializers

from myapp.models import MY_CHOICES, MY_CHOICES2

class MyModelSerializer(serializers.HyperlinkedModelSerializer):
    # ...
    my_field = fields.MultipleChoiceField(choices=MY_CHOICES)
    my_field2 = fields.MultipleChoiceField(choices=MY_CHOICES2)
    # ...


You can get the last bleeding edge version of django-multiselectfield by doing a clone of its git repository:

git clone

Example project

There is a fully configured example project in the example directory. You can run it as usual:

python migrate
python loaddata app_data
python runserver

0.2.0 (2017-05-10)

  • Added support for Django 2.0+
  • Added support for Python 3.7

0.1.6 (2017-05-10)

  • Added support for Django 1.11
  • Added support for Python 3.6
  • Improved rendering in Django admin
  • Improved documentation
  • Thanks to:

0.1.5 (2017-01-02)

0.1.4 (2016-02-23)

  • Fixed warning about SubfieldBase
  • Added support for Django 1.8+
  • Added support for named groups
  • We now play nice with django-dynamic-fixture
  • More tests

0.1.3 (2014-10-13)

0.1.2 (2014-04-04)

  • Include the spanish translations to the pypi egg
  • Improvements in the readme file
  • Windows OS compatibility
  • Thanks to:

0.1.1 (2013-12-04)

  • Move the multiselectfield app to parent folder
  • Details

0.1.0 (2013-11-30)

  • Test/example project
  • Now works if the first composant of the list of tuple is an integer
  • Now max_length is not required, the Multiselect field calculate it automatically.
  • The max_choices attr can be a attr in the model field
  • Refactor the code
  • Spanish translations
  • Support to python2.6
  • Thanks to:

0.0.3 (2013-09-11)

  • Python 3 compatible
  • Fix an error, the snippet had another error when the choices were translatables
  • Improvements in the README file

0.0.2 (2012-09-28)

  • Fix an error, the snippet had an error.

0.0.1 (2012-09-27)

  • Initial version from the next snippet

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