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Christopher Gunawan
Christopher Gunawan
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Django Formwizard setting initial data for forms

def get_form_initial(self, step):
    if 'pk' in self.kwargs:
        return {}
    return self.initial_dict.get(step, {})

def get_form_instance(self, step):
    if 'pk' in self.kwargs:
        pk = self.kwargs['pk']
        resume = Resume.objects.get(id=pk)

        if step == 'resumes':
            return resume

        if step == 'work_experience':
            work_experience = resume.workexperience_set.all()
            return work_experience

        if step == 'certifications':
            certification = resume.certification_set.all()
            return certification

        if step == 'education':
            education = resume.education_set.all()
            return education

        if step == 'skills':
            skill = resume.skill_set.all()
            return skill

        if step == 'languages':
            language = resume.language_set.all()
            return language
    return None

Hi! I'm currently working on my first Django project and I've run into a bit of an issue with Django Formwizard. I want to insert initial data into the forms when "editing" them. I have a url that goes like /app/edit/resume/25.

It's my understanding that the 25 or PK is pass into self.kwargs when get_form_instance is run. But for some reason, even when I don't pass in 25 or any variable through the URL (lets say when I create a new form), it still runs my code under "if 'pk' in self.kwargs'.

Can anyone shed some light on why?

I also have an issue when I am saving my forms when completed. I end up creating a new instance instead of saving the current one.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you so much!