[html-formfu] Losing default value on update

Charlie Garrison garrison at zeta.org.au
Thu Aug 26 17:02:04 GMT 2010

Good morning,

I've got a read-only field (from HTML::FormFu::Model::DBIC) 
which is losing the displayed value after form is submitted. 
I've tried various combinations of force_default, 
retain_default, etc but don't seem to be able to get the right configuration.

The yaml snippet currently is:

       - type: Label
         name: username
         label: User Name
         force_default: 1
           read_only: 1

When the form is first displayed the username value appears in 
the 'Label' field. After submitting the form the username field 
is empty.

The controller action logic is:

sub edit :PathPart('edit') :Args(0) :FormConfig('users/edit') {
     my ($self, $c) = @_;    #, $id

     my $user = $c->model('DBIC::User')->find($c->stash->{userid});

     my $form = $c->stash->{form}; # $self->form;

     ## add additional custom fields to $form; eg (pseudo-code):
     $fieldset = $form->element({
                 type        => 'Fieldset',
                 nested_name => $section_code,


     if ($form->submitted_and_valid) {
     } else {
         ## .....

     $c->stash( template => 'users/edit.tt2' );

All other fields in the form get saved to the db as expected. Am 
I doing something wrong in the config or controller action?


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