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jang walia
jang walia
7,717 Points

getting quantity, price and total price

(THIS IS PYTHON FILE DIRECTED THROUGH FORM ACTION) I AM UNABLE TO TRANSFER VALUES OF "quantity" and "price" into the input text and in the end get the total amount by multiplying both "quantity" and "price" to get" total_pay" input value...PLEASE HELP ANYONE!!

import cgi,cgitb
import os

      '<h1>the product id is :', p ,'</h1>'
      '<p>the size choosen is :',sz,'</p>'
      '<p>the quantity is </p>'
      '<input type ="text" id ="qnts">'
      '<p>the price of this product is :</p>'
      '<input type ="text" id ="cost_product">'
      '<p>Total payable amaount</p>'
      '<input type ="text" id ="total_pay" '

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 28,717 Points

Glad to see you posting in the forums! That is a great step toward becoming a developer.

I highly recommend you take the Treehouse course on Flask. It has a lot of great information to get you started in web programming. Kenneth Love is one of the best Flask teachers you can find, and you may find a Flask app slightly easier to get running consistently than straight CGI. And, the cool thing about Flask is it can be deployed as a CGI script as well as in other scenarios. Treehouse workspaces have everything you need to get up and running.

That being said...

I can see you are doing some old-school Python CGI programming-- let's build on that...

There are multiple problems you will need to address before it will work:

  1. you are missing the <form method="GET"> tag at the beginning of the form part of your HTML
  2. your input elements need a name parameter which matches its getvalue ("image", productID", "quantity", "price", "select_size")
  3. you should include an <input type="submit"> button.
  4. you need a closing </form> tag.
  5. you might want to look carefully at the CGI programming link below to get the output string to format the way you intend.

Here is a basic treatment of Python CGI programming: