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Learning Flask Framework by Charles Leifer, Matt Copperwaite

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Exposing models through the Admin

Flask-Admin comes with a contrib package that contains special view classes designed to work with SQLAlchemy models. These classes provide out-of-the-box create, read, update, and delete functionalities.

Open admin.py and update the following code:

from flask.ext.admin import Admin
from flask.ext.admin.contrib.sqla import ModelView

from app import app, db
from models import Entry, Tag, User

admin = Admin(app, 'Blog Admin')
admin.add_view(ModelView(Entry, db.session))
admin.add_view(ModelView(Tag, db.session))
admin.add_view(ModelView(User, db.session))

Note how we call admin.add_view() and pass instances of the ModelView class, as well as the db session, for it to access the database with. Flask-Admin works by providing ...

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