[Fixed]-Making a field readonly in Django Admin, based on another field's value


You can override the admin’s get_readonly_fields method:

class MyAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):

    def get_readonly_fields(self, request, obj=None):
        if obj and obj.another_field == 'cant_change_amount':
            return self.readonly_fields + ('amount',)
        return self.readonly_fields


For filling out one field from another, you need to add a prepopulated_fields attribute to the relevant ModelAdmin class. For example:

class PostAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    prepopulated_fields = {"slug": ("title",)}

The relevant documentation can be found here.

However, in the version of django I’m using at the moment (1.3), this seems to create an error when readonly_fields is also used.


Declare any permanently readonly_fields in the body of the class, as the readonly_fields class attribute will be accessed from validation

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