Joaquin McCoy Joaquin McCoy - 2 months ago 23
Python Question

Django create custom UserCreationForm

I enabled the user auth module in Django, but when I use

UserCreationForm
he ask me only username and the two password/password confirmation fields. I want also email and fullname fields, and set to required fields.

I've done this:

from django.contrib.auth.forms import UserCreationForm
from django import forms
from django.contrib.auth.models import User

class RegisterForm(UserCreationForm):
email = forms.EmailField(label = "Email")
fullname = forms.CharField(label = "Full name")

class Meta:
model = User
fields = ("username", "fullname", "email", )


Now the form show the new fields but it doesn't save them in database.

How can I fix?

Answer

There is no such field called fullname in the User model.

If you wish to store the name using the original model then you have to store it separately as a first name and last name.

Edit: If you want just one field in the form and still use the original User model use the following:

You can do something like this:

from django.contrib.auth.forms import UserCreationForm
from django import forms
from django.contrib.auth.models import User

class RegisterForm(UserCreationForm):
    email = forms.EmailField(label = "Email")
    fullname = forms.CharField(label = "First name")

    class Meta:
        model = User
        fields = ("username", "fullname", "email", )

Now you have to do what manji has said and override the save method, however since the User model does not have a fullname field it should look like this:

def save(self, commit=True):
        user = super(RegisterForm, self).save(commit=False)
        first_name, last_name = self.cleaned_data["fullname"].split()
        user.first_name = first_name
        user.last_name = last_name
        user.email = self.cleaned_data["email"]
        if commit:
            user.save()
        return user

Note: You should add a clean method for the fullname field that will ensure that the fullname entered contains only two parts, the first name and last name, and that it has otherwise valid characters.

Reference Source Code for the User Model:

http://code.djangoproject.com/browser/django/trunk/django/contrib/auth/models.py#L201