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#1 Jan. 19, 2011 23:31:59

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Dynamic form and grouping elements

I have been trying to learn Django (and Python).

I have a form that can have up to n elements. Each of those elements has 3
parts to it (a TextField, a TagField and a Checkbox). The form init looks
like this

def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):

notesAndTags = kwargs.pop('notesAndTags')

super(NotesAndTagsForm, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)

for i, tagandtext in enumerate(notesAndTags):
self.fields = TagField(initial = tagandtext.tag)
self.fields =
forms.CharField(widget=forms.Textarea, initial=tagandtext.text)
self.fields = forms.BooleanField(initial=True)

This is based on this explanation of dynamic
forms<http://jacobian.org/writing/dynamic-form-generation/>and the form creates
just fine.

I need the fields displayed together (as they were created) so I have a
checkbox, the Tag Field and the textarea all cleanly grouped.

The question is how do you then display that form using the correct tags?

If I do a
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1. {{ form }}

{{ form }}
in the template how do I ensure that the fields are grouped together as
they should be? Should I override the as_table (or other method) to output
as I see fit?

Alternatively I can output each element (well I could) but I can't figure
out how to access each at the same time because trying to use the formloop
counter in an output tag produces an error. I could zip the 3 lists into a
single and output it using a loop BUT my concern is whether or not I could
always guarantee that the zipped list would be present.

So what is the best practice around how to do this?

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