Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#12660 closed (duplicate)

Proposal: adding "render_display_form" support to ModelAdmin.change_view (per row granular permission system)

Reported by: Massimiliano Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.admin Version: 1.2-alpha
Severity: Keywords: row permission view change display
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I found often useful in my programs to endow ModelAdmin with the ability to just display the content of a Model instance.

Let me describe you the scenario:
you have a model with an editor field and a status field.

Editors can only modify the instance if it is still in "draft" or "proposed_for_approval" statuses, but not once it is published; they should be able to search and display published (a.k.a. editable only by superusers) instances.

I use filter items shown by ModelAdmin.change_list using defining an ad-hoc .queryset method; I define has_add/change/delete_permission and a "new" has_display_permission() too. Then when an editor clicks on an item in the change_list for which he has no change permission, instead of automatically raising a Permission Denied exception, I check if it's the case to display the instance. So inside ModelAdmin.change_view I replaced:

if not self.has_change_permission(request, obj):
	raise PermissionDenied
}}} with {{{
if not self.has_change_permission(request, obj):
	if not self.has_display_permission(request, obj):
			raise PermissionDenied
			display_or_change = 'display'
	display_or_change = 'change'

The last line of ModelAdmin.change_view changes from return self.render_change_form(request, context, change=True, obj=obj) to {{{
if display_or_change == 'change':

return self.render_change_form(request, context, change=True, obj=obj)


return self.render_display_form(request, context, obj=obj, behave_as='object_detail') }}}

The ModelAdmin.display_form is basicly a kind of django.views.generic.list_detail.object_detail. The parameter behave_as instructs render_display_form if it has search for a TEMPLATE_DIR/APP/MODEL_detail.html or a more generic self.display_form_template or TEMPLATE_DIR/(%s/%s/)display_form.html the same way ModelAdmin.render_change_form does.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #820

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Jacob

milestone: 1.2

Milestone 1.2 deleted

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