Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#2159 closed defect (invalid)

dropdowns defaulting to a lone value cause edit_inline objects with core=True to try to be saved

Reported by: Gary Wilson <gary.wilson@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.admin Version: master
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: gary.wilson@… Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Normally, defaulting to a value when it is the only selection option is fine; however, it is annoying when the object is being edited inline of the related object (even more annoying with the default of three related objects displayed). This is because, on save, the form thinks you are trying to enter an entry for the inline object when, in fact, you are not. This behavior will be seen for ForeignKey fields and CharFields using the choices parameter. They must also have core=True.

In order to have the edit_inline objects not try to get saved, user must change the selection to "---------" for each object before saving. Either "---------" should always be the default (even when there is only one selection option), or "---------" should be the default when the object is edited inline

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Gary Wilson <gary.wilson@…>

Cc: gary.wilson@… added

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Gary Wilson <gary.wilson@…>

Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Luckily, thankfully, there's no such thing as the horrific "core" in newforms admin, so we don't have to figure out what the hell's going on here :)

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