[Solved]-Django admin, filter objects for inline formset


Replying to own question may seem a bit odd but I found another solution 😉

There was a problem to provide custom queryset to a formset, there is no hook in case of inline formsets for this. So I subclassed BaseInlineFormSet and overridden the get_queryset method. Then I just provide this formset in InlineModelAdmin and it’s done.


class MyFormSet(BaseInlineFormSet):
    def get_queryset(self):
        if not hasattr(self, '_queryset'):
            qs = super(MyFormSet, self).get_queryset().filter(main=False)
            self._queryset = qs
        return self._queryset

and admin class:

class MyInline(admin.TabularInline):
    model = m.MyModel
    formset =  MyFormSet


You can write your own manager to you model (special for formset) and use it.



In Django 3, you should use formfield_for_foreignkey.

here is a working example :

class CaracteristiqueInline(admin.TabularInline):
  model = Caracteristique
  formset = FiltreCaracteristiqueInline

  def formfield_for_foreignkey(self, db_field, request, **kwargs):
    if db_field.name == "id_Champ": # The FK in my table Caracteristique
        kwargs["queryset"] = Champ.objects.filter(est_DC_Champ=False)
        # Champ is the parent table of Caracteristique
        # est_DC_Champ is a field of the table Champ
    return super().formfield_for_foreignkey(db_field, request, **kwargs)
  extra = 0

With this, in your Tabular View, the choices in the dropdown of your FK Field will be filtered.

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