rublex rublex - 4 months ago 40
Python Question

Create dynamic arguments for url_for in Flask

I have a jinja2 template which I reuse for different Flask routes. All of these routes have a single required parameter and handle only

GET
requests, but some routes may have extra arguments.

Is there a way to append extra arguments onto
url_for()
?




Something like

url_for(my_custom_url, oid=oid, args=extra_args)


which will render to (depending on the route endpoint):

# route 'doit/<oid>' with arguments
doit/123?name=bob&age=45

# route 'other/<oid>' without arguments
other/123


My use case would be to provide links with predefined query arguments:

<a href=" {{ url_for('doit', oid=oid, args=extra_args }} ">A specific query</a>
<a href=" {{ url_for('other', oid=oid) }} ">A generic query</a>


I would like to run this template without JavaScript, so I would not like to assign a click listener and use AJAX to do a
GET
request for each link if that is possible.

Answer

Any arguments that don't match route parameters will be added as the query string. Assuming extra_args is a dict, just unpack it.

extra_args = {'hello': 'world'}
url_for('doit', oid=oid, **extra_args)
# /doit/123?hello=world
url_for('doit', oid=oid, hello='davidism')
# /doit/123?hello=davidism

The access them in the view with request.args:

@app.route('/doit/<int:oid>')
def doit(oid)
    hello = request.args.get('hello')
    ...
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