synopsis:Generate automatic Django Admin classes by providing an app name. Outputs source code at STDOUT.

Generating automatically the admin for a given app

You have to provide the app_name you want the admin to be generated.

$ python admin_generator <your_app_name>


Given the app name “brody”, with the models:

from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.db import models
from django.utils.translation import gettext_lazy as _
from isbn_field import ISBNField

class Author(models.Model):
    first_name = models.CharField(max_length=30, verbose_name=_('First name'))
    last_name = models.CharField(max_length=40, verbose_name=_('Last name'))

    def __str__(self):
        return '{} {}'.format(self.first_name, self.last_name)

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = _('Author')
        verbose_name_plural = _('Authors')

class Tag(models.Model):
    word = models.CharField(max_length=35, verbose_name=_('Word'))
    slug = models.CharField(max_length=50, verbose_name=_('Slug'))

    def __str__(self):
        return self.word

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = _('Tag')
        verbose_name_plural = _('Tags')

class Book(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=40, verbose_name=_('Title'))
    cover = models.ImageField(upload_to='book-covers', verbose_name=_('Cover'), blank=True)
    tags = models.ManyToManyField(Tag, verbose_name=_('Tags'), related_name='books')
    authors = models.ManyToManyField(Author, verbose_name=_('Authors'), related_name='books')
    publication_date = models.DateField(verbose_name=_('Publication date'))
    isbn = ISBNField(verbose_name=_('ISBN code'))

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = _('Book')
        verbose_name_plural = _('Books')

class Borrow(models.Model):
    user = models.OneToOneField(get_user_model(), verbose_name=_('Usuario'), on_delete=models.PROTECT)
    borrow_date = models.DateField(verbose_name=_('Borrow date'))
    returned_date = models.DateField(verbose_name=_('Returned date'), blank=True, null=True)
    book = models.ForeignKey(Book, verbose_name=_('Book'), on_delete=models.PROTECT)

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = _('Borrow')
        verbose_name_plural = _('Borrows')

    def __str__(self):
        return '{}_{}'.format(self.user, self.borrow_date)

the following command:

$ python admin_generator brody

will output to STDOUT the following code:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from django.contrib import admin
from .models import Author, Tag, Book, Borrow

class AuthorAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    list_display = ('id', 'first_name', 'last_name')

class TagAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    list_display = ('id', 'word', 'slug')
    search_fields = ('slug',)

class BookAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    list_display = ('id', 'title', 'cover', 'publication_date', 'isbn')
    list_filter = ('publication_date',)
    raw_id_fields = ('tags', 'authors')

class BorrowAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    list_display = ('id', 'user', 'borrow_date', 'returned_date', 'book')
    list_filter = ('user', 'borrow_date', 'returned_date', 'book')