web2py - display a SQL query in a form

Tags: python web2py
By : Neveen
Source: Stackoverflow.com

i have a SQL query

family_members = db(\
    db.member.first_name, db.member.parent_membership_id)

I want to display "family_members" as a table in my form.

How can i do this?

By : Neveen


You can follow the example I've shown you in a previous question.

Make sure to also check the documentation on the web2py website, seeing the work you are doing with this framework I would recommend to buy the web2py official manual which is really not expensive and will save you a lot of precious time. You can also read it online from the link I gave you, or download a few free chapters.

Basically you have two options,

  • use the SQLTABLE
  • if you want further control on the table, you can transform the result given by the above option (it's a class you can use to modify the contents), or create it entirely on your own with the HTML helpers (TABLE and so on, from the gluon library).

To illustrate that a little bit:

family_members = db(...).select(...) # your rows construct
table = SQLTABLE(family_members, orderby=True, _class='sortable', _width="100%")

If you want to add a column, for example:

for i, value in enumerate(table[1]):
    table[1][i].append(TD("line %d" % i, _align="center"))
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