Opened 6 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#13412 closed New feature (needsinfo)

Exposing multiple db in admin interface is limited

Reported by: idle Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.admin Version: 1.2-beta
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Someday/Maybe
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Suppose I have Django driven site with two applications using two different dbs.

Documentation at gives us an idea of how to expose multiple dbs to admin interface.

However four admin.ModelAdmin methods customized in the example do not handle list_filter option (so query hits the default db, and that rises an exception).

For now I've found only one working solution - using custom manager with overriden get_query_set() method.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by russellm

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Summary changed from Exposing multiple db in admin interface is limited (list_filter support) to Exposing multiple db in admin interface is limited
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Someday/Maybe

The documentation says that the admin doesn't have explicit support for multiple databases. Adding explicit support is an area for improvement.

Using routers, it should be possible to use multi-db and the admin for many use cases (in particular, master-slave replication). There will certainly be use cases that admin will have difficulty with.

I'll leave this open as a someday/maybe ticket, given that this is a documented limitation. However, This is something that will need a specific proposal in order to go further.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by julien

  • Severity set to Normal
  • Type set to New feature

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by aaugustin

  • UI/UX unset

Change UI/UX from NULL to False.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by aaugustin

  • Easy pickings unset

Change Easy pickings from NULL to False.

comment:5 Changed 22 months ago by aaugustin

  • Resolution set to needsinfo
  • Status changed from new to closed

This ticket doesn't contain an actionable proposal.

Last edited 22 months ago by aaugustin (previous) (diff)
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