This is an implementation of django's model forms for mongoengine documents.
- Django >= 1.3
- mongoengine >= 0.6
mongodbforms supports forms for normal documents and embedded documents.
To use mongodbforms with normal documents replace djangos forms with mongodbform forms.
from mongodbforms import DocumentForm class BlogForm(DocumentForm) ...
For embedded documents use
EmbeddedDocumentForm. The Meta-object of the form has to be provided with an embedded field name. The embedded object is appended to this. The form constructor takes a couple of additional arguments: The document the embedded document gets added to and an optional position argument.
If no position is provided the form adds a new embedded document to the list if the form is saved. To edit an embedded document stored in a list field the position argument is required. If you provide a position and no instance to the form the instance is automatically loaded using the position argument.
If the embedded field is a plain embedded field the current object is simply overwritten.
# forms.py from mongodbforms import EmbeddedDocumentForm class MessageForm(EmbeddedDocumentForm): class Meta: document = Message embedded_field_name = 'messages' fields = ['subject', 'sender', 'message',] # views.py # create a new embedded object form = MessageForm(parent_document=some_document, ...) # edit the 4th embedded object form = MessageForm(parent_document=some_document, position=3, ...) ``` ## Documentation In theory the documentation [Django's modelform](https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/forms/modelforms/) documentation should be all you need (except for one exception; read on). If you find a discrepancy between something that mongodbforms does and what Django's documentation says, you have most likely found a bug. Please [report it](https://github.com/jschrewe/django-mongodbforms/issues). ### Form field generation Because the fields on mongoengine documents have no notion of form fields mongodbform uses a generator class to generate the form field for a db field, which is not explicitly set. If you want to use your own generator class you can use the ``formfield_generator`` option on the form's Meta class. ````python # generator.py from mongodbforms.fieldgenerator import MongoFormFieldGenerator class MyFieldGenerator(MongoFormFieldGenerator): ... # forms.py from mongodbforms import DocumentForm from generator import MyFieldGenerator class MessageForm(DocumentForm): class Meta: formfield_generator = MyFieldGenerator ```