Thursday, September 6, 2012

Modifying choices in model forms

Django model forms are great, since they automatically create a form based on your model, saving you a lot of repetitive work; the bad part is that they create a basic form only.

For some applications, you may want to create your own fancy forms, but sometimes the basic model form is almost, but not quite what you want; in that case, you can directly modify the fields at run-time. A ModelForm has a field called fields, which is a dictionary, indexed by field names.

One situation I faced recently is that I wanted to limit the choices on a choice field; choice fields in django have a field called queryset, which you can replace with any queryset you want; I needed to limit the programs a user could access, based on which programs it was registered for; all I had to do was


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