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Added some docs on model formsets in views.

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@@ -495,6 +495,29 @@ fill the rest with extra forms::
<tr><th><label for="id_form-2-name">Name:</label></th><td><input id="id_form-2-name" type="text" name="form-2-name" value="Walt Whitman" maxlength="100" /><input type="hidden" name="form-2-id" value="2" id="id_form-2-id" /></td></tr>
<tr><th><label for="id_form-3-name">Name:</label></th><td><input id="id_form-3-name" type="text" name="form-3-name" maxlength="100" /><input type="hidden" name="form-3-id" id="id_form-3-id" /></td></tr>
+Using a model formset in a view
+Model formsets are very similar to formsets. Lets say we want to present a
+formset to a user to edit ``Author`` model instances::
+ def manage_authors(request):
+ AuthorFormSet = modelformset_factory(Author)
+ if request.POST == 'POST':
+ formset = AuthorFormSet(request.POST, request.FILES)
+ if formset.is_valid():
+ # do something.
+ else:
+ formset = AuthorFormSet()
+ render_to_response("manage_authors.html", {
+ "formset": formset,
+ })
+As you can see the view is not drastically different than how to use a formset
+in a view. The only difference is that we call ```` to save the
+data into the database. This was describe above in :ref:`ref-saving-objects-in-the-formset`.
Using ``inlineformset_factory``

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