Python Django Forms Forms Validate a Form in a View

Jovan Dandridge
Jovan Dandridge
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Challenge 2, keep getting Bummer! Make sure you send an email if the form is valid.

what is wrong with my code

myproject/views.py
from django.core.mail import send_mail
from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse
from django.http import HttpResponseRedirect
from django.shortcuts import render

from . import forms


def send_lead(email, url):
    if form.is_valid():
        send_mail(
            'Lead from {}'.format(form.cleaned_data['email']),
            form.cleaned_data['url'],
            '{} submitted {}'.format(email, url),
            email,
            ['kenneth@teamtreehouse.com']
        )


def lead_form(request):
    form = forms.LeadShareForm()
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = forms.LeadShareForm(request.POST)
        if form.is_valid():
            return HttpResponseRedirect(reverse('lead'))
    return render(request, 'lead_form.html', {'form': form})

1 Answer

Right after checking if form.is_valid you'll call the function that they have already provided you. All you need to do is fill in the email and url from the form.cleaned_data dictionary.

def lead_form(request):
    form = forms.LeadShareForm()
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = forms.LeadShareForm(request.POST)
        if form.is_valid():
            send_lead(
                email=form.cleaned_data.get('email'),
                url=form.cleaned_data.get('link'),
            )
            return HttpResponseRedirect(reverse('lead'))
    return render(request, 'lead_form.html', {'form': form})