Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#11418 closed (fixed)

formset.cleaned_data raises AttributeError when is_valid is True

Reported by: Andy Durdin Owned by: nobody
Component: Forms Version: master
Severity: Keywords: sprintSep2010
Cc: me@… Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

With a formset with no initial forms and empty extra forms, formset.is_valid() returns True, but formset.cleaned_data raises an AttributeError.

This can be found with the examples from the formsets docs:

>>> from django import forms
>>> class ArticleForm(forms.Form):
...     title = forms.CharField()
...     pub_date = forms.DateField()
... 
>>> from django.forms.formsets import formset_factory
>>> ArticleFormSet = formset_factory(ArticleForm)
>>> formset = ArticleFormSet({})
>>> 
>>> formset.is_valid()
True
>>> formset.errors
[{}]
>>> formset.cleaned_data
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/Users/andy/dev/django/dj/django/forms/formsets.py", line 128, in _get_cleaned_data
    return [form.cleaned_data for form in self.forms]
AttributeError: 'ArticleForm' object has no attribute 'cleaned_data'

Attachments (2)

formset.diff (2.2 KB) - added by Mark Lavin 7 years ago.
Change to BaseFormSet._construct_form with tests
11418.patch (5.8 KB) - added by Mark Lavin 6 years ago.
New patch vs [13738] with doc updates

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Alex Gaynor

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Mark Lavin

Owner: changed from nobody to Mark Lavin
Status: newassigned

This formset does have a form in it and it is not valid. The formset itself is bound but the form is not bound (and hence not valid).

>>> from django import forms
>>> class ArticleForm(forms.Form):
...     title = forms.CharField()
...     pub_date = forms.DateField()
... 
>>> from django.forms.formsets import formset_factory
>>> ArticleFormSet = formset_factory(ArticleForm)
>>> formset = ArticleFormSet({})
>>> formset.forms
[<__main__.ArticleForm object at 0x94636cc>]
>>> formset.forms[0].is_valid()
False
>>> formset.is_bound
True
>>> formset.forms[0].is_bound
False

I think the problem is in the BaseFormSet._construct_form:

    def _construct_form(self, i, **kwargs):
        """
        Instantiates and returns the i-th form instance in a formset.
        """
        defaults = {'auto_id': self.auto_id, 'prefix': self.add_prefix(i)}
        if self.data or self.files:
            defaults['data'] = self.data
            defaults['files'] = self.files
...

if self.data or self.files: should be if self.is_bound: because the empty data dictionary is not being passed down to the forms.

Changed 7 years ago by Mark Lavin

Attachment: formset.diff added

Change to BaseFormSet._construct_form with tests

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Mark Lavin

Has patch: set

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Mark Lavin

Owner: changed from Mark Lavin to Karen Tracey
Status: assignednew

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Mark Lavin

Owner: changed from Karen Tracey to Mark Lavin
Patch needs improvement: set

After coming back to this and speaking with kmtracy I'm not sure the described functionality is correct. A valid formset should have cleaned_data attribute but a formset passed an empty dict should raise a ValidationError "ManagementForm data is missing or has been tampered with". The formset validation needs some work but I believe the docs need an update as well.

Changed 6 years ago by Mark Lavin

Attachment: 11418.patch added

New patch vs [13738] with doc updates

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by Mark Lavin

Owner: changed from Mark Lavin to Karen Tracey
Patch needs improvement: unset

New patch which updates the validation logic and the docs around formsets. This does introduce a small backwards incompatible change in that previously passing an empty dict would validate but now it will throw and exception that the Management Form is invalid which I believe is the more intuitive behavior. Let me know if you think it needs some more work.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by Karen Tracey

Owner: changed from Karen Tracey to nobody

Removing myself as owner since I'm not going to be able to finish this tonight and then I'll be gone, so if someone else wants to take a look feel free.

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by Mark Lavin

Keywords: sprintSep2010 added
Triage Stage: AcceptedReady for checkin

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by Honza Král

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [14667]) Fixed #11418 -- formset.cleaned_data no longer raises AttributeError when is_valid is True. Thanks mlavin!

This also introduces a slightly backwards-incompatible change in
FormSet's behavior, see the release docs for details.

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