Python Django Forms Forms Validate a Form in a View

Eric Shelby
Eric Shelby
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Validate a Form in a View Challenge

I'm trying to do this challenge. According to the instructions:

'Alright, so let's make this useful. If the POSTed data is valid (so the form is valid), use send_lead to send an email. You can get email and url from form.cleaned_data but, remember, we named the URL field "link". Leave everything else alone.'

I don't know if I'm using the wrong code or if I'm putting it in the wrong place. A clue would be appreciated.

from django.core.mail import send_mail
from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse
from django.http import HttpResponseRedirect
from django.shortcuts import render

from . import forms

def send_lead(email, url):
        'Lead from {}'.format(email),
        '{} submitted {}'.format(email, url),

def lead_form(request):
    form = forms.LeadShareForm()
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = forms.LeadShareForm(request.POST)
        if form.is_valid():
            return HttpResponseRedirect(reverse('lead'))
            form.send_lead('', 'link')
    return render(request, 'lead_form.html', {'form': form})

1 Answer

Eric Shelby
Eric Shelby
26,186 Points

No need for a reply now. I managed to figure out what I was doing wrong.

  1. There was no need to put "form" in front of the 'send_lead' command.
  2. I needed to feel in the entries with form.cleaned_data['email'] and form.cleaned_data['link']