ModelChoiceField with optiongroups

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from django.forms.models import ModelChoiceIterator, ModelChoiceField

class GroupedModelChoiceField(ModelChoiceField):
    def __init__(self, group_by_field, group_label=None, *args, **kwargs):
        """
        group_by_field is the name of a field on the model
        group_label is a function to return a label for each choice group
        """
        super(GroupedModelChoiceField, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        self.group_by_field = group_by_field
        if group_label is None:
            self.group_label = lambda group: group
        else:
            self.group_label = group_label
    
    def _get_choices(self):
        """
        Exactly as per ModelChoiceField except returns new iterator class
        """
        if hasattr(self, '_choices'):
            return self._choices
        return GroupedModelChoiceIterator(self)
    choices = property(_get_choices, ModelChoiceField._set_choices)

class GroupedModelChoiceIterator(ModelChoiceIterator):
    def __iter__(self):
        if self.field.empty_label is not None:
            yield (u"", self.field.empty_label)
        if self.field.cache_choices:
            if self.field.choice_cache is None:
                self.field.choice_cache = [
                    (self.field.group_label(group), [self.choice(ch) for ch in choices])
                        for group,choices in groupby(self.queryset.all(),
                            key=lambda row: getattr(row, self.field.group_by_field))
                ]
            for choice in self.field.choice_cache:
                yield choice
        else:
            for group, choices in groupby(self.queryset.all(),
                    key=lambda row: getattr(row, self.field.group_by_field)):
                yield (self.field.group_label(group), [self.choice(ch) for ch in choices])

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Comments

sorki (on March 8, 2011):

for this to work you have to:

  • from itertools import orderby
  • add queryset as the first parameter after self ('init' and then pass the queryset as the first parameter to the 'super' call (before *args).

Thank you the snippet (though it took me quiet a time to figure out the stuff mentioned above)

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sorki (on March 16, 2011):
  • (from itertools import groupby)

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