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I'm trying to upload a file in Django such that uploaded file is linked to a foreign key. i.e. if I upload a file then in the database it should reflect that with which database subject it is related to

This is my views.py file:

def pod_upload (request, pk):

    lr_object = get_object_or_404(LR, id=pk)

    if request.method == 'POST':

        form = UploadPODform(request.POST, request.FILES)

        form.lr_connected = lr_object


        if form.is_valid():

            form.lr_connected = lr_object


            return redirect('home')


        form = UploadPODform()

        form.lr_connected = lr_object

    return render(request, 

'classroom/suppliers/model_form_upload.html', {'form': form})

This is my forms.py file:

class UploadPODform(forms.ModelForm):

    class Meta:

        model = Uploaded_pod

        fields = ('document',)

        def __init__ (self, *args, **kwargs):

            super(UploadPODform, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)  # 

self.fields['lr_connected'].required = False

This is my models.py file:

class Uploaded_pod(models.Model):

    document = models.FileField(upload_to='pods/')

    lr_connected = models.ForeignKey(LR, on_delete=models.CASCADE, 


I expect that if some user uploads a file then it must be saved with respect to the LR object.

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Basically, the filename is a default argument for this function, you don't need to put anything for this. Simply use this code there and filename is the actual filename of the file you are uploading, just try this code once:

def image_path(instance, filename):

    return '/'.join(['uploads', instance.lr_connected.pk, filename])

class Uploaded_pod(models.Model):

    document = models.FileField(upload_to=image_path)

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