Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#6399 closed (duplicate)

ModelForm fields for RelatedFields should use limit_choices_to

Reported by: Daniel Pope <dan@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: Forms Version: dev
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Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


The limit_choices_to property for ForeignKey, ManyToManyField etc currently only affects the admin page for the model. It does not currently limit choices for the ModelChoiceField/MultipleModelChoiceField when using ModelForm.

I find this slightly misleading to read, and inconvenient to use, as I would like to use limit_choices_to to place a constraint on the data across the board, not just in the admin screen.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Brian Rosner

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #4096. The reason why this is the case is due to a bug in newforms where limit_choices_to is not respected by the ForeignKey formfield method. The admin works because it is currently using oldforms.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Brian Rosner

Component: Database wrapperdjango.newforms

Opps, I meant to reference #4046 and not #4096. ;)

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Daniel Pope <dan@…>

I didn't spot that because I searched Trac for 'limit_choices_to'.

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