Use the following examples below as a base for adding Dataforms to your Django views.

Remember: For most arguments on create_form and create_collection, you can pass in the actual object instead of the slug if that object already exists in your code. This way it will save extra database calls.

Basic Form

from dataforms.forms import create_form

# ...

form = create_form(request, form="form-slug", submission="submission-slug")

if request.method == "POST":
   if form.is_valid():
      return redirect(...)

return render(request, "index.html", { 'form' : form })

Basic Collection

collection = create_collection(request, collection="collection-slug", submission="submission-slug", section="section-slug")

if request.method == "POST":
   if collection.is_valid():
      return redirect(...)

return render(request, 'collection.html', { 'forms' : collection })

Example with objects instead of slugs

from dataforms.forms import create_form
from dataforms.models import Submission

submission = Submission.objects.get(pk=1)

form = create_form(request, form="form-slug", submission=submission)

Returning a de-coupled Form class object

Sometimes it might be nice just to get back a form object that you can use to save to somewhere else:

from dataforms.forms import create_form

FormClass = create_form(request, form="form-slug", submission="submission-slug", return_class=True)
form = FormClass(request.POST or None)

if form.is_valid():
   # Process the data in form.cleaned_data
   # ...

Collection with Table of Contents

Assuming your view has something similiar to the Basic Collection example above, do something like this in your template:

{% for section in collection.sections %}
   <li class="{% if section == collection.current_section %}bold{% endif %}">
      <a href="...">{{ section.title }}</a>
{% endfor %}

Remember: You also have collection.next_section and collection.previous_section available for you to use.