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How to obtain and save IP address in the database

How to obtain and save IP address in the database using simple comment example.

Model Model

Defining comment table


Field('client_ip','string',readable=False, writable=False, default=request.client),
Field('approved', 'boolean', default=True),
Field('user_comment', 'text', default="",required=True,notnull=True, requires=[IS_NOT_EMPTY(),
IS_LENGTH(2**28)],label=T("Your comment")),
Field('comment_on', 'datetime', default=request.now, writable=False, readable=False))

Controller default.py

Create form with SQLFORM() and specify fields. client_ip field will update automatically. 

def my_comments():

form=SQLFORM(db.page_comments, fields = ['user_comment'])
show_all_comments = db(db.page_comments).select()
if form.process().accepted:
request.session='Thanks for your comment'
return dict(form=form,show_all_comments=show_all_comments)

View default/my_comments.py

{{#extend 'layout.html'}}

<h1>Leave your comment...and your IP address</h1>


{{for row in show_all_comments:}}
<p>{{=row.id}}: ({{=row.client_ip}}) {{=row.user_comment}}</p>

<h2> Standard display </h2>
<p> {{=show_all_comments}} </p>





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