Django: adding extra context data to a CreateView

Django: adding extra context data to a CreateView

Django: adding extra context data to a CreateView. What method should you override when you want extra context data in a Django CreateView? Let's explore it with us now.

What method should you override when you want extra context data in a Django CreateView?

Welcome back to another episode of my Django mini-tutorials! In this post we see how to add extra context data to a Django CreateView.

What context there is in a CreateView?

I already touched CreateView in this tutorial. In brief, CreateView is a Django class-based view complete of everything you need to create HTML forms in your Django pages.

Here's how a CreateView looks like:

class TicketCreate(CreateView):
    model = Ticket
    fields = ["subject", "message", "priority", "attachment"]
    success_url = reverse_lazy("clientarea")

In this class-based view you specify a model to operate on, the fields you want to expose, and an optional success_url to redirect the user to, once the form has been successfully submitted.

Now, a CreateView usually renders also a default template (unless you change it), which by convention takes the name of the model, followed by the word "form". For this CreateView for example, the template is ticket_form.html, which should be created beforehand in the template folder.

Once rendered, the template gets a context, which in this case will include a form object which we can then render in the template.

So, CreateView renders a form for editing the model, what if we want to include extra context data?

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