Handling Form Submission

This guide walks you through the process of using Inspira to create and submit a web form.

Create a new directory for your project

$ mkdir form_submission
$ cd form_submission

Create and activate a virtual environment

$ python -m venv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate

Install Inspira

$ pip install inspira

Project Initialization

To begin your project, initiate it by executing the following command:

$ inspira init

Generating Controller

Generate necessary resources for your project by running the following command:

$ inspira new controller greeting

Creating the Templates Folder

In the project's main directory, create a folder named templates alongside the main.py file. Generate two files, index.html and result.html, within the newly created folder using the commands below:

$ mkdir templates
$ touch templates/index.html
$ touch templates/result.html

Now, insert the provided content into the index.html file:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>Handling Form Submission</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <form action="" method="post">
        <p>Name: <input type="text" name="name"/></p>
        <p>Email: <input type="email" name="email"/></p>
        <p><input type="submit" value="Submit"/></p>

Additionally, add the following content to the result.html file:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <p>Name: {{ name }}</p>
    <p>Email: {{ email }}</p>
    <a href="/greeting">Submit another message</a>

Controller Modifications

Open greeting_controller.py and apply the following changes:

from inspira.decorators.http_methods import get, post
from inspira.decorators.path import path
from inspira.responses import TemplateResponse
from inspira.requests import Request

class GreetingController:

    async def index(self, request: Request):
        return TemplateResponse("index.html")

    async def post_form(self, request: Request):
        form = await request.form()

        name = form['name']
        email = form['email']

        context = {
            "name": name,
            "email": email
        return TemplateResponse("result.html", context)

Launching the Server

Initiate the server with the following command:

$ uvicorn main:app --reload

Testing the Service

Visit http://localhost:8000/greeting in your browser to interact with the form. Enter the required details and submit the form for results.

Postman create user

Submit a name and email to see the results:

Postman create user


Congratulations! You have just used Inspira to create and submit a form.

The code is available on GitHub Happy coding!