Python Flask Basics Character Builder Cookies

Welby Obeng
Welby Obeng
16,272 Points

you get data on the top and set data on save, make sense....why do you get data and update data in save function?

you get data on the top and set data on save function, make sense....why do you get data and update data in save function?

3 Answers

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

We want to make sure that we're updating the existing saved data, not just blindly overwriting it, especially if some of the old data isn't in the new data.

Welby Obeng
Welby Obeng
16,272 Points

Can you give me some examples? I'm a little confused

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hmm, you know what? After playing with the final version for a bit, we don't have to do the update. You can just do data = dict(request.form.items()) and set that into the cookie. I think an earlier version of the code (when I was first writing the course) needed the .update().

That said, I can see this getting more complicated if you keep messing with it to where the .update() would be useful. I'd probably leave it in, myself.