Pass request object to the form: CBV and Form Mixins

Mar 23, 2014 · Updated: Jul 12, 2021 · by Tim Kamanin

If you want to access data from request object in your model form these two mixins will help you to do it easily:

  1. You'll need a View mixin like this:

    class RequestFormKwargsMixin(object):
        CBV mixin which puts the request into the form kwargs.
        Note: Using this mixin requires you to pop the `request` kwarg
        out of the dict in the super of your form's `__init__`.
        def get_form_kwargs(self):
            kwargs = super(RequestFormKwargsMixin, self).get_form_kwargs()
            # Update the existing form kwargs dict with the request's user.
            kwargs.update({"request": self.request})
            return kwargs

  2. You'll need a form mixin like this:

    class RequestKwargModelFormMixin(object):
        Generic model form mixin for popping request out of the kwargs and
        attaching it to the instance.
        This mixin must precede forms.ModelForm/forms.Form. The form is not
        expecting these kwargs to be passed in, so they must be popped off before
        anything else is done.
        def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
            # Pop the request off the passed in kwargs.
            self.request = kwargs.pop(
                "request", None
            super(RequestKwargModelFormMixin, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)

Done! Enjoy this one and remember, there are lots of cool mixins in contrib apps like Django-Braces:

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