I’m working on a gradebook app. Some pseudocode for my models looks like:
class Course name class Section name course = models.ForeignKey(Course) class Student name section = models.ForeignKey(Section) grade
If I want to enter in a grade for students, first I would select the course, then the section in the course, and I would then get a list of students where I can now enter in the grade. I can only think of two ways to do this.
- HTML only, use separate views/forms/templates for each step. template/Form1 selects the course and I redirected a new page/template/form with a choice of sections. Select the section I want and then I’m directed to a template/view/form where I enter in the grade.
I also guess that method #2 is not very efficient. While many teachers would have a maximum of 200 students, there could be a teacher that is assigned to grade level courses and end up with maybe 2000 students.
I think I need to do this type of task in many scenarios with this app. I also think this must be a very common problem in working with django and other web apps, where the user has to weave down through a series of selections.
I’m hoping someone can offer some insight into strategies for accomplishing this. Thanks.