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Extra SQLAlchemy support for zeam.form

Project description

zeam.form.rdb provides an helper to generate form fields for zeam.form.base, using zeam.form.ztk fields from an SQLAlchemy model.

To accomplish, you must create your fields using the descriptor ModelFields in your form. It will automatically fetch the context of the form, and generate the fields accordingly, caching them (for performance reasons).

Example:

from zeam.form.rdb import ModelFields
from zeam.form.base import Form

class MyForm(Form):
    label = "Test form"
    fields = ModelFields()

In your SQLAlchemy schema, you can use the extra dictionnary info to control the widget generated. Foreign key will generate a choice of possible values to select, using the column you desire as title.

Example:

from sqlalchemy import Column, ForeignKey
from sqlalchemy.types import Integer, String
from zeam.form.ztk.widgets.uri import URIField

idT_Effort = Column(
    'idT_Effort',
    Integer,
    primary_key=True,
    info={'title': u"Identifier"})
idT_Opportunity = Column(
    'idT_Opportunity',
    Integer,
    ForeignKey('T_Opportunity.idT_Opportunities'),
    info={'title': u'Opportunity',
          'foreignTitleColumn': 'Title'})
Name = Column(
    'Name',
    String(45),
    info={'minLength': 20,
          'maxLength': 45})
URL = Column(
    'URL',
    String(63),
    info={'title': u"URL",
          'description': u"Website URL"
          'factory': URIField,
          'defaultValue': 'http://github.com',
          'required': True})

For a ForeignKey, you have the possibility to provides multiple columns to foreignTitleColumn, and a function to be called to create the title as foreignTitleFactory, both in the info dictionnary. foreignTitleQuery can specified to refine the SQLAlchemy request used to obtain the title terms.

A field will be required unless the column is nullable, or the option required is given through info.

title and description from info will be used as well in order to create the form field.

Changes

1.0.1 (2012/12/12)

  • Fix title factory to support unicode values.

1.0 (2012/10/11)

  • Refactor not to rely any longer on zope.schema or megrok.rdb. SQLAlchemy Column’s are directly converted to zeam form fields. This requires zeam.form.ztk 1.3 or higher.
  • Add tests on field generation.

1.0b2 (2012/06/21)

  • Add support for title_query to filter out terms in a generated ForeignKey vocabulary.

1.0b1 (2012/04/27)

  • Initial version.

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