[Fixed]-How would I use django.forms to prepopulate a choice field with rows from a model?


It looks like you may be looking for ModelChoiceField.

user2 = forms.ModelChoiceField(queryset=User.objects.all())

This won’t show fullnames, though, it’ll just call __unicode__ on each object to get the displayed value.

Where you don’t just want to display __unicode__, I do something like this:

class MatchForm(forms.Form):
    user1 = forms.ChoiceField(choices = [])

    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(MatchForm, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        self.fields['user1'].choices = [(x.pk, x.get_full_name()) for x in User.objects.all()]


class MatchForm(forms.Form):
  choices = tuple(User.objects.all().values_list())

  user1_auto = forms.CharField()
  user1 = forms.ChoiceField(choices=choices)
  user2_auto = forms.CharField()
  user2 = forms.ChoiceField(choices=choices)

This should work.


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