Install django-autocomplete-light v3

Install in your project

Install version 3 with pip install:

pip install django-autocomplete-light

Or, install the dev version with git:

pip install -e git+https://github.com/yourlabs/django-autocomplete-light.git#egg=django-autocomplete-light

Note

If you are trying to install from git, please make sure you are not using zip/archive url of the repo django-autocomplete-light since it will not contain required submodules automatically. Otherwise these submodules will then need to be updated separately using git submodule update --init.

Configuration

Then, to let Django find the static files we need by adding to INSTALLED_APPS, before django.contrib.admin and grappelli if present:

'dal',
'dal_select2',
# 'grappelli',
'django.contrib.admin',

This is to override the jquery.init.js script provided by the admin, which sets up jQuery with noConflict, making jQuery available in django.jQuery only and not $.

To enable more DAL functionalities we will have to add other DAL apps to INSTALLED_APPS, such as ‘dal_queryset_sequence’ …

JQuery 3.x

JQuery 3.x comes with a “slim” version. This version is not compatible with DAL since the slim version does not contain Ajax functionality.

Install the demo project

Install the demo project in a temporary virtualenv for testing purpose:

cd /tmp
virtualenv -p python3 dal_env
source dal_env/bin/activate
pip install django
pip install -e git+https://github.com/yourlabs/django-autocomplete-light.git#egg=django-autocomplete-light
cd dal_env/src/django-autocomplete-light/test_project/
pip install -r requirements.txt
./manage.py migrate
./manage.py createsuperuser
./manage.py runserver
# go to http://localhost:8000/admin/ and login