Asked By – ollien
I was wondering if there was a way to take something from a text box in the HTML, feed it into flask, then parse that data with Python. I was thinking this might involve some JS but I could be wrong. Any ideas?
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Unless you want to do something more complicated, feeding data from a HTML form into Flask is pretty easy.
- Create a view that accepts a POST request (
- Access the form elements in the dictionary
<form method="POST"> <input name="text"> <input type="submit"> </form>
from flask import Flask, request, render_template app = Flask(__name__) @app.route('/') def my_form(): return render_template('my-form.html') @app.route('/', methods=['POST']) def my_form_post(): text = request.form['text'] processed_text = text.upper() return processed_text
This is the Flask documentation about accessing request data.
If you need more complicated forms that need validation then you can take a look at WTForms and how to integrate them with Flask.
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