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Web Forms With Python Flask and the WTForms Module With Bootstrap

Quick demo with Web Forms using the WTForms module in Python Flask.

Requirements:

Install the required dependencies:

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$ pip install flask wtforms

Application:

The Application code of the Web Forms Application. Note that we are also using validation, as we want the user to complete all the fields. I am also including a function that logs to the directory where the application is running, for previewing the data that was logged.

app.py
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from random import randint
from time import strftime
from flask import Flask, render_template, flash, request
from wtforms import Form, TextField, TextAreaField, validators, StringField, SubmitField

DEBUG = True
app = Flask(__name__)
app.config.from_object(__name__)
app.config['SECRET_KEY'] = 'SjdnUends821Jsdlkvxh391ksdODnejdDw'

class ReusableForm(Form):
    name = TextField('Name:', validators=[validators.required()])
    surname = TextField('Surname:', validators=[validators.required()])

def get_time():
    time = strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M")
    return time

def write_to_disk(name, surname, email):
    data = open('file.log', 'a')
    timestamp = get_time()
    data.write('DateStamp={}, Name={}, Surname={}, Email={} \n'.format(timestamp, name, surname, email))
    data.close()

@app.route("/", methods=['GET', 'POST'])
def hello():
    form = ReusableForm(request.form)

    #print(form.errors)
    if request.method == 'POST':
        name=request.form['name']
        surname=request.form['surname']
  email=request.form['email']
  password=request.form['password']

        if form.validate():
            write_to_disk(name, surname, email)
            flash('Hello: {} {}'.format(name, surname))

        else:
            flash('Error: All Fields are Required')

    return render_template('index.html', form=form)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    app.run()

HTML Template:

templates/index.html

This will result in a basic web form like this:

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