user2035177 user2035177 - 2 months ago 5x
Python Question

How to show a Django auth user field in a custom admin list display

I am using the Django auth user model along with a custom user profile model. The user profile admin looks like this:

class UserProfileAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
list_display = ['user', 'first_login', 'project', 'type']
class Meta:
model = UserProfile

The user profile model looks like this:

class UserProfile(models.Model):
user = models.OneToOneField(User)
first_login = models.BooleanField(default = True)
TYPE_CHOICES = (('R', 'Reader'), ('A', 'Author'))
type = models.CharField(max_length = 9, choices = TYP_CHOICES, blank = True)
project = models.ForeignKey('Project', on_delete=models.CASCADE)

What I like to do is to display the
property of the user in the list display of the UserProfileAdmin. Is this possible, and if yes, how?


It is possible if you define say wrapped_is_active method in your custom admin model with signature like:

def wrapped_is_active(self, item):
    if item:
        return item.user.is_active
wrapped_is_active.boolean = True

You should specify that method in your list_display, so that is becomes like:

list_display=['user', 'first_login', 'project', 'type', 'wrapped_is_active']

for more information see Django admin site documentation