[Tutor] cgi.FieldStorage to int

Adam Cripps kabads at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 21:17:25 CEST 2005

On 9/21/05, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
> Adam Cripps wrote:
> > I'm trying to get a cgi.FieldStorage into an int.
> >
> > The input is in numeric form, as it is provided by an <option>
> > drop-down box. However, when I try
> >
> > timestable = int(form.getvalue('timestable'))
> >
> > I get an error that the type is None - I guess this is because
> > FieldStorage is a class. However, I've trawled around trying to get
> > this field into an integer but without any luck.
> My guess is that there is no 'timestable' parameter - are you sure you spelled it the same way in the form? Try adding
> import sys
> print >>sys.stderr, form.keys()
> to the form, I think this will print a list of available parameters to the console.
> Kent

Great minds think alike, but alas I'm pretty sure it's not the issue -
I've already checked whether timestable existed with:

print "timestable is...", form.getvalue('timestable')

and it displays fine.


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