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Python Build a Social Network with Flask Takin' Names Flask-WTF Forms

Łukasz Mikołajczak
Łukasz Mikołajczak
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Multiple forms in a single route/page with WTForms

I'm trying to complete course "Build a Social Network with Flask" by Kenneth Love and I'm wonder how to identify which form is submitted when I have 2 (or more) in a single page/route.

For example: in course we build register form and login form in 2 different routes /register and /login. What if I want to have both forms in a single route/view?

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hmm. That's a good question and one I'm not 100% certain of the answer to. My first instinct would be name the forms (< form name="login">) and see if that changes the keys that come in. I doubt it will, though.

If that fails like I suspect it will, you could put the name of the form into the field names. So instead of name="username" you'd have something like name="login_username".

Neither of these is particularly elegant, though.