Handling administration

Model admin

Deleted objects will also be hidden in the admin site by default. A ModelAdmin abstract class is provided to give access to deleted objects.

An undelete action is provided to undelete objects in bulk. The deleted attribute is also excluded from editing by default.

You can use the highlight_deleted method to show deleted objects in red in the admin listing.

You also have the option of using highlight_deleted_field which is similar to highlight_deleted, but allows you to specify a field for sorting and representation. Whereas highlight_deleted uses your object’s __str__ function to represent the object, highlight_deleted_field uses the value from your object’s specified field.

To use highlight_deleted_field, add “highlight_deleted_field” to your list filters (as a string, seen in the example below), and set field_to_highlight = “desired_field_name” (also seen below). Then you should also set its short description (again, see below).

class safedelete.admin.SafeDeleteAdmin(model, admin_site)[source]

An abstract ModelAdmin which will include deleted objects in its listing.

>>> from safedelete.admin import SafeDeleteAdmin, SafeDeleteAdminFilter, highlight_deleted
>>> class ContactAdmin(SafeDeleteAdmin):
...    list_display = (highlight_deleted, "highlight_deleted_field", "first_name", "last_name", "email") + SafeDeleteAdmin.list_display
...    list_filter = ("last_name", SafeDeleteAdminFilter,) + SafeDeleteAdmin.list_filter
...    field_to_highlight = "id"
... ContactAdmin.highlight_deleted_field.short_description = ContactAdmin.field_to_highlight