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django-domande 0.1.4

django app to represent generic questions on forms

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A plugable Django app to represent a generic questions on forms.


Dependencies
============

Here are the list of dependencies;

* [django-crispy-forms](http://django-crispy-forms.readthedocs.org) - This is used to render form fields with Bootstrap classes
* [django_polymorphic](https://github.com/chrisglass/django_polymorphic/) - Provides an easy way of doing model inheritence.
* [South](http://south.readthedocs.org/en/latest/) - For model migration. Please use it :smile:


Installation
===========

For stable PyPI version

pip install django-domande


To get development version

pip install git+git://github.com/bulkan/django-domande.git


In your ```settings.py``` file change ```INSTALLED_APPS``` and add;

```python
INSTALLED_APPS = [
...
'crispy-forms' # need to add this for it's template tags to load
'polymorphic', # provides admin templates
'domande'
...
]
```

__Note__ I'm assuming you have South already installed if not add ```south``` to ```INSTALLED_APPS```

General
-------

```domande``` uses model inheritence to simplify relationships to a list of questions and it does this with
the help of ```django-polymorphic```. At the moment ```domande``` supports two types of questions that are
rendered differently by their accompanying forms.

A TextQuestion were the __answer__ is a text and a ChoiceQuestion were the __answer__ is chosen
by a set of Choices. TextQuestion and ChoiceQuestion are subclasses of Question.

Example Usage
=============

Models
-----

Create a model with a ManyToManyField to domande.models.Question. For example a Questionnaire;


```python
from django.db import models
from django.contrib.contenttypes import generic

from domande.models import Question, Answer

class Questionnaire(models.Model):
name = models.CharField(max_length=256)

questions = models.ManyToManyField(Question)
```


Once you add a ManyToManyField to ```domande.models.Question``` and register your model with the django admin
interface the questions field will be handled uniquely. As ```domande.models.Questions``` is the parent model
when you create a new one the admin inteface will display an additional step of choosing the child model to create an
instance of.


View
----

Now you need to render the list of Questions in a view;


```python
def questionnaire_view(request):

# for sake of example use .get
questionnaire = Questionnaire.objects.get(id=1)

forms = [q.get_form()(prefix=str(q.id),
content_object=request.user,
question=q, form_tag=False)
for q in questionnaire.questions.all().get_real_instances()
]

# form is a list of TextQuestionForm or ChoiceQuestionForm
```

domande's forms accept a ```content_object``` that is used when it creates and saves an Answer.
domande doesn't know in advance what type of _user_ or _entry_ model you have so it uses
django's builtin ```ContentType``` framework to solve this.

In the above example it uses ```request.user```.


Template
--------

in the template render the forms like so;

```html
{% load crispy_forms_tags %}

<form method="post">
{% for form in forms %}
{% crispy form %}
{% endfor %}
</form>
```

to process the validity of the forms and save the Answers;

```python

def save_view(request, questionnaire):
# for sake of example use .get
questionnaire = Questionnaire.objects.get(id=questionnaire)

forms = [q.get_form()(request.POST or None,
prefix=str(q.id),
content_object=request.user,
question=q, form_tag=False)
for q in questionnaire.questions.all().get_real_instances()
]

forms_are_valid = []

for form in forms:
forms_are_valid.append(valid)
valid = form.is_valid()
if valid:
t = form.save()

forms_are_valid = all(forms_are_valid)
```

Each question model in domande has an Answer model that relates to it. A ChoiceQuestion will use a
ChoiceAnswer and a TextQuestion will use a ChoiceAnswer.


Development
===========

* Fork this repo, create a virtualenv and clone your fork. Then install the requirements

pip install -r requirements.txt

* If you have changed the models then create a migration;

django-admin.py schemamigration --settings=domande.settings --pythonpath=$PWD

* Please make sure existing tests pass and feel free to add more tests as you see fit.

django-admin.py test --settings='tests.test_settings' --pythonpath=$PWD

* Submit Pull Request
 
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