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Python Django Forms Model Forms Using a Model Form

Mike Nedelko
Mike Nedelko
8,991 Points

Save button doesn't work in Make a new Quiz form

Hi Teamtreehouse

So I followed the tutorial, but seem to be stuck. My 'Make a New Quiz' form displays nicely, but upon filling in the form anc clicking 'Save' nothing happens.

Ant advice would be highly appreciated. Please see my workspace code below:


{% extends "courses/layout.html" %}

{% block title %} New Quiz | {{course.title }} {{ block.super}} {% endblock %}

{% block breadcrumbs %}
  <li><a href="{% url 'courses:detail' pk=course.pk %}">{{ course.title }}</a></li>
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
<div class="row columns">
  {{ block.super }}
  <h1>Make a new quiz</h1>
  <from method="POST" action="">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {{ form.as_p }}
    <input type="submit" class="button" value="Save">
{% endblock %}


def quiz_create(request, course_pk): #we use course_pk to know course it belongs to
  course = get_object_or_404(models.Course,pk =course_pk) #here we want to get the course this belongs to first
  form = forms.QuizForm() #here we want to make a blank form first.

  if request.method == "POST": #someone has posted our form
    form = forms.QuizForm(request.POST) #this is the data the user entered in
    if form.is_valid():
      quiz = form.save(commit=False)
      quiz.course = course
      messages.add_message(request, messages.SUCCESS,
                           "Quiz added!")
      return HttpResponseRedirect(quiz.get_absolute_url())
  return render(request, 'courses/quiz_form.html', {'form':form, 'course':course})

2 Answers

Mike Nedelko
Mike Nedelko
8,991 Points

Thanks Chris. Really appreciate it. Found the error... instead of writing <form> I wrote <from> ... ... ...

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

The HTML form requires an action value:

The URI of a program that processes the form information. This value can be overridden by a formaction attribute on a <button> or <input> element.