Saving related model objects in single view


I am beginner and I am working on Django project – risk assessment application.

I have a trouble to achieve saving on related objects for my application risk record. I am using MultiModelForm to achieve the following.

I am successfully creating Whatif instance and connecting it with GuideWordi instance on save, however, I am not able to connect my RiskRecordi instance with GuideWordi instance, but RiskRecordi instance is saved into the db (I see it through admin).
I tried lot’s of research over the web, but confused now.


class WhatIf(models.Model):
   moc_no = models.CharField(max_length=12, blank=True)
   ra_scope = models.TextField(max_length=128, blank=True)
   facilitator = models.ForeignKey(User, related_name='facilitator', 
   null=False, on_delete=models.SET_DEFAULT, default='0')
   def __str__(self):
      return self.moc_no
   def get_absolute_url(self):
      return reverse('whatif:whatif_form', kwargs={'pk':})

class GuideWordi(models.Model):
    whatif = models.ForeignKey(WhatIf, blank=True, on_delete=models.CASCADE)
    name = models.CharField(max_length=160, blank=True)

    def __str__(self):

class RiskRecordi(models.Model):
    guidewordi = models.ForeignKey(GuideWordi, blank=True, null=True, on_delete=models.CASCADE)
    cause = models.TextField(max_length=128, blank=True)
    consequence = models.TextField(max_length=128, blank=True)
    safeguard = models.TextField(max_length=128, blank=True)


class WhatIfCreateView(CreateView):
    Model = WhatIf
    form_class = WhatIfForm
    template_name = 'whatif/ra-initiate.html'

    def form_valid(self, form):
        obj =
        obj.facilitator = self.request.user
        return super().form_valid(form)

from multi_form_view import MultiModelFormView

class RiskRecordView(MultiModelFormView):
    form_classes = {
        'guideword_form' : GuideWordiForm,
        'riskrecord_form' : RiskRecordiForm,}
    template_name = 'whatif/create-record.html'

    def forms_valid(self, forms):
        forms['guideword_form'].instance.whatif_id = self.kwargs['pk']

        guideword = forms['guideword_form']

        forms['riskrecord_form'].instance.guidewordi_id = self.kwargs['pk']

        riskrecord = forms['riskrecord_form'].save()

        return super(RiskRecordView, self).forms_valid(forms)
    def get_success_url(self):
        return reverse_lazy('whatif:whatif_form', kwargs={'pk': self.kwargs['pk']})

Here are my partial view of my guideword & riskrecord submit page template which I submit together from same page (it is not full code here).

<td rowspan=3 height=72 class=xl17118545 width=359 style='height:80.0pt; width:269pt'>{{ }}</td>
<td rowspan=3 class=xl16618545 width=251 style='width:188pt'>{{ forms.riskrecord_form.cause }}</td>
<td rowspan=3 class=xl16318545 width=235 style='width:177pt'>{{ forms.riskrecord_form.consequence }}</td>
<td rowspan=3 class=xl16318545 width=272 style='width:204pt'>{{ forms.riskrecord_form.safeguard }}</td>


class WhatIfForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = WhatIf
        fields = ('moc_no', 'ra_scope',)

class GuideWordiForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = GuideWordi
        fields = ('name',)

class RiskRecordiForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = RiskRecordi
        fields = ('cause', 'consequence', 'safeguard',)


You should check what values get saved and then debug(print) the relevant variables.

The self.kwargs['pk'] part seems kinda odd.

I don’t use MultiModelFormView but logic seems to be the same, so you could:

def forms_valid(self, forms):

  # save new guideword obj
  guideword = forms['guideword_form'].save() 

  #save but donĀ“t commit -> get the riskrecord obj 
  riskrecord = forms['riskrecord_form'].save(commit=False) 

  # now add the guideword obj to the riskrecord obj
  riskrecord.guidewordi = guideword

  #save to db 

Answered By – David Wenzel

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