Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#15950 closed New feature (duplicate)

Allow ChoiceField and friends to take a callable for choices kwarg

Reported by: Jeremy Dunck Owned by: nobody
Component: Forms Version: 1.3
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Sometimes we'd like choices to be dynamic (often the result of an ORM query), but because models are declarative, this forces queries to run with Django partially loaded.

It would be good to be able to make choices a callable so that these queries could be deferred until Django is fully loaded.

I'm attaching a rough patch; if this passes design-decision, I can polish it up with tests.

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Changed 12 years ago by Jeremy Dunck

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Jannis Leidel

Component: UncategorizedForms
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Yeah, seems reasonable, although I'd prefer something like what the model fields do, taking any iterable instead:

Would that solve the issue for you, too?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Jeremy Dunck

Hmm, writing a generator to do a query only on the first execution of the generator is a little fiddly. (If there's a nice way to write it, please give an example.)

There's a common pattern of accepting callables - maybe we should add callable to model choices, too?

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Julien Phalip

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This was actually already suggested in #13181.

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