Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#19361 assigned New feature

Link to object in message after creating/updating object in django admin

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: bak1an
Component: contrib.admin Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords: admin, messages, update_object, create_object
Cc: BozeWolf Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: yes
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


When you have a lot of objects listed in the admin, like items in a shop, it is hard to find the object after you created/updated it. Obviously there is an option "Save and continue editing" but in practice it happens that after saving users suddenly realize there are not finished yet.

For example: If i clicked an item in app shop in the middle of the items list, or in search results, I have to find it manually or by using the search-on-page in the browser after saving the object. This problem can easily be solved by adding a link in the message to the object, which appears on top of the page after creating/updating. The title is already in there, so it should not be that hard to resolve the url to the admin page.

Example message: The item "Vintage Star Trek action figure" was changed successfully.
New message: The item "Vintage Star Trek action figure" was changed successfully.

Of course there are some cases, like when the change page ({{ app_label }}_{{ model_name }}_change) is not used or overriden or whatever the coder did to break the url structure and not using the correct names anymore.

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comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by BozeWolf

  • Cc BozeWolf added
  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset

I forgot to login when posting this ticket. But i'm the reporter. I added myself to Cc.

Last edited 20 months ago by BozeWolf (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by bak1an

  • Owner changed from nobody to bak1an
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

this will be usable

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by bak1an

  • Version changed from 1.5-alpha-1 to master

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by bak1an

some status update:

  • a branch with quick implementation (not finished yet) admin-messages
  • this is kind of depends on #19387. when (if) it will be merged into master we will be able to remove next hunk from diff (i don't like this safe filter there):
    --- a/django/contrib/admin/templates/admin/base.html
    +++ b/django/contrib/admin/templates/admin/base.html
    @@ -53,7 +53,7 @@
         {% block messages %}
             {% if messages %}
             <ul class="messagelist">{% for message in messages %}
    -          <li{% if message.tags %} class="{{ message.tags }}"{% endif %}>{{ message }}</li>
    +          <li{% if message.tags %} class="{{ message.tags }}"{% endif %}>{{ message|safe }}</li>
             {% endfor %}</ul>
             {% endif %}
         {% endblock messages %}

comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by BozeWolf

Good to see progress. Will test it as soon as it's finished.

comment:7 Changed 17 months ago by bak1an

  • Has patch set

comment:8 Changed 5 months ago by bak1an

  • Patch needs improvement set

needs rebase

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