[Grok-dev] Values from another document before rendering

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Thu Nov 26 10:03:59 EST 2009

This is what I do. I have a field defined in an interface:

   gallery_id = schema.Choice(title=u"Gallery", vocabulary=u"Published  

The vocabulary looks like this (it is a bit dirty, but it might help  
you in the right direction):

import grok
from zope import schema
from zope.schema.vocabulary import SimpleVocabulary
from boardsportsource import interfaces
from boardsportsource import workflow
from hurry import query

class NewProductGalleriesSource(grok.GlobalUtility):
     grok.name('Published NewProductGalleries')
     def __call__(self, context):
         terms = self.get_published_galleries(context)
         return  SimpleVocabulary(terms)

     def get_published_galleries(self, context):
         hasItem = []
         if hasattr(context, 'gallery_id') and context.gallery_id is  
not None:
             # I allways need to have the current value in my vocabulary
             # or choice widgets won't render.

         # I use hurry.query to find the objects I want to use in
         # my vocabulary.
         theQuery = query.Eq(('workflow_catalog', 'workflow_state'),  
         theQuery = theQuery & query.Eq(('workflow_catalog',  
'object_type'), 'new_product_gallery')
         dictResult = query.query.Query().searchResults(theQuery)

         theList = []
         for item in dictResult:
             theObj = interfaces.INewProductGallery(item)
theObj.__name__, '%s (%s)' % (theObj.title, 'default')))
             if theObj.__name__ in hasItem:

         for key in hasItem:
             # If the current value wasn't found in the search I add  
it here
             # with an appropriate message.
             if grok.getSite()['default'].has_key(key):
                 theObj =  
                 theList.append(SimpleVocabulary.createTerm(key, key,  
'%s (not published!)' % theObj.title))
                 theList.append(SimpleVocabulary.createTerm(key, key,  
'%s has been removed!' % key))
         return theList

Mvh Sebastian

26 nov 2009 kl. 11.00 skrev Kathy Manwaring:

> Firstly, thank you very much for your quick responses to my last  
> query -
> they put me on the right track. Now, I have another question...
> I have a class that needs to get values from another entry when it is
> created or edited. So, when creating a Person, the list of values  
> that I
> can choose from for the type of Person are values that are editable on
> another entry.
> It LOOKS like I should be able to use a dynamically calculated
> SimpleVocabulary, but I can't get it to work - I think I need to use
> self.context on the interface definition of the schema field, but  
> self is
> not defined.
> Alternatively, can I do it in setupWidgets before rendering? (Can't  
> see
> enough information about setupWidgets to answer the question).
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Kathy
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