Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#8165 new New feature

When using can_order=True on formset, ordered_forms is not avaible when formset.is_valid() is false

Reported by: James Chua <james_027@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: Forms Version: dev
Severity: Normal Keywords: formsets
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


IMO ordered_forms attribute needs to be available even then the formset.is_valid() result to false in order to return the formset in order for re-inputting purpose

Change History (14)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by James Chua <james_027@…>

The error is

raise AttributeError("'%s' object has no attribute 'ordered_forms'" %

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Jacob

milestone: 1.0
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Brian Rosner

milestone: 1.0post-1.0
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I talked with Joseph about this. He says that the behavior of ordered_forms is completely intentional to mirror how cleaned_data works. I can't seem to remember exactly what we discussed here James. I apologize. I am going to close for now, but you are welcome to reopen with a specific use-case. At any rate it is a post-1.0 item due to feature freeze and this isn't a bug.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by james_027

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

An specific use-case could be if a page with a number of same forms were submitted and not every forms are valid and needed to return for re-inputting purpose and when it needed to be return with an order needed, ordered_forms should be available in spite of is_valid() is false.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by Patrick Kranzlmueller

I absolutely agree with james_027. why should ordered_forms only be available when is_valid() is true. it may be intentional to mirror cleaned_data, but that doesn´t mean it´s a good idea.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by Patrick Kranzlmueller

another usecase: ordering edit-inlines should be possible when order_with_respect_to is defined (or when you use a custom formset with can_order=true). in case of an error, the order of the items (edited inline) is obviously wrong.
solving this whole issue would allow for re-ordering edit-inlines.

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by (none)

milestone: post-1.0

Milestone post-1.0 deleted

comment:10 Changed 12 years ago by Zain Memon

Status: reopenedassigned

comment:11 Changed 11 years ago by dantallis

I believe ticket:11801 addresses this issue, and that ticket includes a patch and tests.

comment:12 Changed 11 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: duplicate
Status: assignedclosed

Dup of #11801.

comment:14 Changed 10 years ago by yakiimo

Easy pickings: unset
Severity: Normal
Type: Uncategorized
UI/UX: unset

It seems to me that this is not actually resolved in the ticket this is marked as a duplicate of. Could someone tell me why I'm wrong? I'm new with django so I don't want to reopen it unnecessarily.

The other ticket seems to be on a related issue, but in 1.3 ordered_forms are still not available before the form passes is_valid().

In, line 184, within BaseFormSet:

    def _get_ordered_forms(self):
        Returns a list of form in the order specified by the incoming data.
        Raises an AttributeError if ordering is not allowed.
        if not self.is_valid() or not self.can_order:
            raise AttributeError("'%s' object has no attribute 'ordered_forms'" % self.__class__.__name__)

For what it's worth, my use case is that I'd like to have parallel ordering between two formsets through a foreign key. The only two ways I found were through overriding iter or this way. I thought this way seemed more natural since it doesn't require any overrides.

comment:15 Changed 10 years ago by Carl Meyer

Resolution: duplicate
Status: closedreopened
Type: UncategorizedNew feature

Yes, this ticket was incorrectly closed as a duplicate. #11801 addressed a much more edge case: when there is a deleted form that would otherwise have been invalid, but since it is deleted the overall formset is still valid. This ticket is requesting that the ordered_forms attribute should be available unconditionally, even when the formset is actually not valid.

Thanks yakiimo for pointing this out.

Last edited 10 years ago by Carl Meyer (previous) (diff)

comment:16 Changed 8 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Status: reopenednew

comment:17 Changed 7 years ago by Tim Graham

#21592 is a duplicate which has an incomplete patch and some discussion.

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