Disable a method in a ViewSet, django-rest-framework

Issue

ViewSets have automatic methods to list, retrieve, create, update, delete, …

I would like to disable some of those, and the solution I came up with is probably not a good one, since OPTIONS still states those as allowed.

Any idea on how to do this the right way?

class SampleViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    queryset = api_models.Sample.objects.all()
    serializer_class = api_serializers.SampleSerializer

    def list(self, request):
        return Response(status=status.HTTP_405_METHOD_NOT_ALLOWED)
    def create(self, request):
        return Response(status=status.HTTP_405_METHOD_NOT_ALLOWED)

Solution

The definition of ModelViewSet is:

class ModelViewSet(mixins.CreateModelMixin, 
                   mixins.RetrieveModelMixin, 
                   mixins.UpdateModelMixin,
                   mixins.DestroyModelMixin,
                   mixins.ListModelMixin,
                   GenericViewSet)

So rather than extending ModelViewSet, why not just use whatever you need? So for example:

from rest_framework import viewsets, mixins

class SampleViewSet(mixins.RetrieveModelMixin,
                    mixins.UpdateModelMixin,
                    mixins.DestroyModelMixin,
                    viewsets.GenericViewSet):
    ...

With this approach, the router should only generate routes for the included methods.

Reference:

ModelViewSet

Answered By – SunnySydeUp

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