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Python Django Forms Forms Create a Validator

Oszkár Fehér
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Oszkár Fehér
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And i thought i don't understand the 1st question... ...till i saw the 2nd one

now for me the next logical step it would be:

honeypot = forms.CharField(widget=forms.HiddenInput, required=False, validators=[not_treehouse("@teamtreehouse.com")])

yet it's not working. even without the argument

so what i miss again :((

myproject/forms.py
from django import forms


def not_treehouse(value):
    if value.lower().endswith("@teamtreehouse.com"):
        raise forms.ValidationError('Bad bot')



class LeadShareForm(forms.Form):
    email = forms.EmailField()
    link = forms.URLField()
    honeypot = forms.CharField(widget=forms.HiddenInput, required=False, validators=[not_treehouse])

    def clean_honeypot(self):
        honey = self.cleaned_data['honeypot']
        if len(honey):
            raise forms.ValidationError('Bad robot!')
        return honey

1 Answer

Hi Oszkar

You are validating the wrong field. Add the validation to the email field, and also import validators. That should pass the challenge.

this worked for me.

from django import forms
from django.core import validators


def not_treehouse(value):
    if value.lower().endswith("@teamtreehouse.com"):
        raise forms.ValidationError("cant be a member of team!")

class LeadShareForm(forms.Form):
    email = forms.EmailField(validators=[not_treehouse])
    link = forms.URLField()
    honeypot = forms.CharField(widget=forms.HiddenInput, required=False)

    def clean_honeypot(self):
        honey = self.cleaned_data['honeypot']
        if len(honey):
            raise forms.ValidationError('Bad robot!')
        return honey