[Fixed]-How to assign a value to a django form field in the template?


you do it in Python, which can then be available to the HTML form or generator

in forms.py you can set the initial property to define the default value of the field.

ex: name = forms.CharField(initial='class')

or dynamically in views.py you can use a dict.

ex: f = CommentForm(initial={'name': 'instance'})

Once available within the form instance you can use {{ form.field.value }}
in your HTML or automatically with a generator

Extended reference: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.10/ref/forms/api/#s-dynamic-initial-values



You could render the form out manually field by field but then render all other fields using Django template interpolation, but your hidden field you can render manually. e.g.

{% for thing in things %}
  <p> {{ thing.content }} </p>
  <!-- Reply form -->
    <div class="form-row">
        {{ form.other_form_field.errors }}
        {{ form.other_form_field.label_tag }} {{ form.other_form_field }}
    ... (more form rows)
    <div class="form-row">
        <input type="hidden" name="replyingto" id="replyingto_id" value="{{ thing.number }}">
        <input type="text" label="Reply"></input>
{% endfor %}

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