[Zope] populating form values from a sql method
Fri, 26 Jul 2002 20:42:52 +0200
Erik Myllymaki writes:
> A users starts with a blank form.
> She fills in some field values, slects some values form pull-downs.
> Submits the form which adds a new record into a database.
> Later, the user wants to update that infomation (or input a NEW record but
> use that info as a template).
> What is the cleanest way to pull up that form with the fields already
> containing the data from that database record?
> Is there a product that is close to this? Formulator?
I think, "Formulator" will help you.
It's not difficult, too, in plain coding provided there are no
<input ... value="&dtml.missing-column_name;">
This requires that the template is used within a
for an update and without it for the initial insert.
In ZPT, it will look like
<input ... tal:attributes="value obj/column_name | nothing">
where "obj" is defined for update and not defined for initial insert.