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Better ArrayField widget for admin

Supported Python versions: Python 3.5 Python 3.6 Python 3.7 Python 3.8

Supported Django versions: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1

might work with different django/python versions as well but I did not test that.

It changes comma separated widget to list based in admin panel.

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Install Django better admin ArrayField:

pip install django-better-admin-arrayfield

Add it to your `INSTALLED_APPS`:



is a drop-in replacement for standard Django

Import it like below and use it in your model class definition.

from django_better_admin_arrayfield.models.fields import ArrayField

Import DynamicArrayMixin like below

from django_better_admin_arrayfield.admin.mixins import DynamicArrayMixin

In your admin class add

: ...
class MyModelAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin, DynamicArrayMixin):

That's it.

Custom subwidget

By default the subwidget (the one used for each item in the array) will be TextInput. If you want something else, you can use your own specifying it in the

of your Admin model: ```python class MyWidget(DynamicArrayWidget): def init(self, args, *kwargs): kwargs['subwidgetform'] = MyForm super().init_(args, *kwargs)

class MyModelAdmin(models.ModelAdmin, DynamicArrayMixin): ... formfield_overrides = { DynamicArrayField: {'widget': MyWidget}, } ```

If you wanted to have Textarea as the subwidget, you can simply use the included drop-in widget replacement: ```python from djangobetteradmin_arrayfield.forms.widgets import DynamicArrayTextareaWidget

class MyModelAdmin(models.ModelAdmin, DynamicArrayMixin): ... formfield_overrides = { DynamicArrayField: {'widget': DynamicArrayTextareaWidget}, } ```

Running Tests

Does the code actually work?

source /bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install tox
(myenv) $ tox

Pre-commit hooks

Install pre-commit black hook

source /bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
(myenv) $ pre-commit install


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