Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#690 closed defect (duplicate)

Model allowed me to 'hide' a required field, which produced unuseable error messages.

Reported by: lakin.wecker@… Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: contrib.admin Version:
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


I had a data model which had a required field 'text'. When I was ordering the fields using the following syntax:

admin = meta.Admin(

# Add this to order the fields and even group them!
fields = (

(None, {'fields': ('title', 'published_date')} ),
("Categories", {'fields': ('categories',)} ),



I forgot to put in the 'text' field. Which meant that when I was adding a new item, it would complain that I should fix the 'error' below, but there was no error listed below, because the text field was never shown. The validate command should catch this maybe? But at the very least, if error messages aren't shown during the display of the form, they should be shown in a final list at the end. Or something.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by Chris Beaven

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

This seems to come up in the IRC channel a couple of times a week.

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Marc Fargas <telenieko@…>

Does this affect newforms-admin? If not, as the current admin is scheduled to die in a near future we could add a reminder on the notes telling users to not hide required fields ;)

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by James Bennett

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #289.

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