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Django Delete Record

Deleting Records

To delete a record we do not need a new template, but we need to make some changes to the members template.

Of course, you can chose how you want to add a delete button, but in this example, we will add a "delete" link for each record in a new table column.

The "delete" link will also contain the ID of each record.

Modify Template

Add a "delete" column in the members template:



<table border="1">
{% for x in mymembers %}
  <td>{{ x.id }}</td>
  <td>{{ x.firstname }}</td>
  <td>{{ x.lastname }}</td>
  <td><a href="delete/{{ x.id }}">delete</a></td>
{% endfor %}

<a href="add/">Add member</a>

The result will look like this:


The "delete" link in the HTML table points to so we will add a path() function in the members/urls.py file, that points the url to the right location, with the ID as a parameter:


from django.urls import path
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
  path('', views.index, name='index'),
  path('add/', views.add, name='add'),
  path('add/addrecord/', views.addrecord, name='addrecord'),
  path('delete/<int:id>', views.delete, name='delete'),

Code for Deleting Records

Now we need to add a new view called delete in the members/views.py file:


from django.http import HttpResponse, HttpResponseRedirect
from django.template import loader
from django.urls import reverse
from .models import Members def index(request): mymembers = Members.objects.all().values() template = loader.get_template('index.html') context = { 'mymembers': mymembers, } return HttpResponse(template.render(context, request)) def add(request): template = loader.get_template('add.html') return HttpResponse(template.render({}, request)) def addrecord(request): x = request.POST['first'] y = request.POST['last'] member = Members(firstname=x, lastname=y) member.save() return HttpResponseRedirect(reverse('index')) def delete(request, id): member = Members.objects.get(id=id) member.delete() return HttpResponseRedirect(reverse('index'))

The delete view does the following:

  • Gets the id as an argument.
  • Uses the id to locate the correct record in the Members table.
  • Deletes that record.
  • Redirects the user back to the index view.

Click on the "delete" link for Jane Doe, and see the result: