In an earlier post, I talked about using
form.save(commit=False) in a class based view, and I showed a way to do it. Â However, I wasn’t looking far enough back to see the real question:
How can I add information not found on the form to the object before saving?
Thanks to a reply way down in this Google Groups post, I found what I needed, and I kicked my self for not seeing this earlier. Since I was using the default form logic to save the object, I could send the additional value to the form.
## Include the instance object before saving def form_valid(self, form): form.instance.institution = self.institution return super(EventCreateView,self).form_valid(form)
I like this solution better than what I provided in the earlier post because it is a better object oriented approach.
Of course, I have used the older example all over my applications, so I’ve got some refactoring to do.