Admin integration

django-reversion can be used to add rollback and recovery to your admin site.

Warning

The admin integration requires that your database engine supports transactions. This is the case for PostgreSQL, SQLite and MySQL InnoDB. If you are using MySQL MyISSAM, upgrade your database tables to InnoDB!

Overview

Registering models

Register your models with a subclass of reversion.admin.VersionAdmin.

from django.contrib import admin
from reversion.admin import VersionAdmin

@admin.register(YourModel)
class YourModelAdmin(VersionAdmin):

    pass

Hint

Whenever you register a model with django-reversion, run createinitialrevisions.

Note

If you’ve registered your models using reversion.register(), the admin class will use the configuration you specify there. Otherwise, the admin class will auto-register your model, following all inline model relations and parent superclasses.

Integration with 3rd party apps

You can use reversion.admin.VersionAdmin as a mixin with a 3rd party admin class.

@admin.register(SomeModel)
class YourModelAdmin(VersionAdmin, SomeModelAdmin):

    pass

If the 3rd party model is already registered with the Django admin, you may have to unregister it first.

admin.site.unregister(SomeModel)

@admin.register(SomeModel)
class YourModelAdmin(VersionAdmin, SomeModelAdmin):

    pass

reversion.admin.VersionAdmin

A subclass of django.contrib.ModelAdmin providing rollback and recovery.

revision_form_template = None

A custom template to render the revision form.

Alternatively, create specially named templates to override the default templates on a per-model or per-app basis.

  • 'reversion/app_label/model_name/revision_form.html'
  • 'reversion/app_label/revision_form.html'
  • 'reversion/revision_form.html'

recover_list_template = None

A custom template to render the recover list.

Alternatively, create specially named templates to override the default templates on a per-model or per-app basis.

  • 'reversion/app_label/model_name/recover_list.html'
  • 'reversion/app_label/recover_list.html'
  • 'reversion/recover_list.html'

recover_form_template = None

A custom template to render the recover form.

  • 'reversion/app_label/model_name/recover_form.html'
  • 'reversion/app_label/recover_form.html'
  • 'reversion/recover_form.html'

history_latest_first = False

If True, revisions will be displayed with the most recent revision first.

reversion_register(model, **options)

Callback used by the auto-registration machinery to register the model with django-reversion. Override this to customize how models are registered.

def reversion_register(self, model, **options):
    options["exclude"] = ("some_field",)
    super(YourModelAdmin, self).reversion_register(model, **options)
model
The model that will be registered with django-reversion.
options
Registeration options, see reversion.register().