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

Danielle Murray
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Danielle Murray
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Please could you help me solve this challenge. I am getting an error message about my function not being inside the if

Please could you help me solve this challenge. I am getting an error message about my function new_plant not being inside the if statement. I've checked maybe it is my indentation but I've changed it a few times. My challenge won't pass and I'm struggling understand why. Please could you help me.

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


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


@app.route('/form', methods=['GET', 'POST'])
def form():
    if 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',)


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>
    <div>
        <h2>Plant Type</h2>
        <p>Plant Status</p>
    </div>
{% endblock %}

3 Answers

Instead of checking the truthiness of form, try checking request.form.

@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',)

if form: and return render_template('form.html',) should be at the same indentation level as each other.

Danielle Murray
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Danielle Murray
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Hi jb30 thank you so much but I've used request.form and I've put if request.form and return render_template on the same indentation level like you suggested but I'm still getting an error message - - Bummer: Make sure your new_plant variable is inside of the form function's if statement.

Are the four lines after the if statement at the same indentation as each other? Do they each start with four more spaces than the line containing the if statement?

Danielle Murray
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Danielle Murray
Python Development Techdegree Student 4,948 Points

jb30 from models import db, Plant, app from flask import render_template, url_for, request, redirect

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

if name == 'main': app.run(host='0.0.0.0', port=8000)

This is my code after I made the changes you suggested and it seems to still be giving errors even though the 4 lines after the if statement are indented on the same line.

Try removing the space after Plant in new_plant = Plant (plant_type=request.form['type'], plant_status=request.form['status']).