I've been exploring django and so far it has been a great experience. I made a little test app with generic classes based on this documentation. This all works perfectly and I dove in deeper using the as_p() function.

After that I tried to remove the auto generated id's in the labels etc. using auto_id=false (documentation). I don't seem to get this to work however.

My understanding is that I should change the code like so:

class AuthorUpdate(UpdateView): auto_id = False model = Author

This does not work for me unfortunately and I can't seem to find any more information about it. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?


asked 25 Apr '13, 05:24

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edited 25 Apr '13, 05:25

Thank you but the idea was to let django create the forms for me using the generic classes. I found the ModelFormMixin class in the django source though and saw an override there for get_form_kwargs. I did the same in my own class like so:

class AuthorUpdate(UpdateView): model = Author def get_form_kwargs(self): kwargs = super(AuthorUpdate, self).get_form_kwargs() kwargs.update({'auto_id': False}) return kwargs


answered 26 Apr '13, 02:47

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what you need to do is create your own form with auto_id false parameter


give this form to your updateView with

form_class = YourFormClassName



answered 25 Apr '13, 08:11

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