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Python Flask with SQLAlchemy Basics Connecting to a Database with SQLAlchemy Working with a Plant Database

I'm really struggling to get to grips with what I'm doing wrong.. Please help!

I'm struggling with replacing the plant type & status using the double curly brackets..

With all the plants passed into the index.html template, it's time to put them to use. Inside of index.html there is a <div> tag with the plant type and status inside of it. Wrap this div inside of a Flask for loop. {% for plant in plants %} before the div and then {% endfor %} after it. Replace plant type and status with the info from the database using double curly brackets.

app.py
from models import db, Plant, app
from flask import render_template, url_for, request, redirect


@app.route('/')
def index():
    plants = Plant.query.all()
    return render_template('index.html', plants=plants)


@app.route('/form', methods=['GET', 'POST'])
def form():
    if request.form:
        new_plant = Plant(plant_type=request.form['type'], 
                          plant_status=request.form['status'])
        db.add(new_plant)
        db.commit()
        return redirect(url_for('index'))
    return render_template('form.html')

@app.route('/delete')
def delete():
    return redirect(url_for('index'))


if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run(host='0.0.0.0', port=8000)
models.py
from flask import Flask
from flask_sqlalchemy import SQLAlchemy


app = Flask(__name__)
app.config['SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI'] = 'sqlite:///plants.db'
db = SQLAlchemy(app)

class Plant(db.Model):
    id = db.Column(db.Integer, primary_key=True)
    plant_type = db.Column(db.String())
    plant_status = db.Column(db.String())
form.html
{% extends 'layout.html' %}

{% block content %}
    <form action="{{ url_form('form') }}" method="POST">
        <label for="type">Plant Type:</label>
        <input type="text" name="type" id="type" placeholder="Plant type">

        <p>Plant Status:</p>
        <label for="good">GOOD</label>
        <input type="radio" name="status" id="good">
        <label for="ok">OK</label>
        <input type="radio" name="status" id="ok">
        <label for="bad">BAD</label>
        <input type="radio" name="status" id="bad">
    </form>
{% endblock %}
index.html
{% extends 'layout.html' %}

{% block content %}
    <h1>Our Plants:</h1>
{% for plant in plants %}
<div>
        <h2>{{ plant_type }}</h2>
        <p>{{ plant_status }}</p>
    </div>
{% endfor %}
{% endblock %}

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Chris Loach ! You are super close. You're sending in plants which is the result of all plants. Each plant has three fields: an id, a plant_type, and a plant_status. Remember that these are part of the plant. So instead of just plant_type and plant_status you would need plant.plant_type and plant.plant_status.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: