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Python Django Basics Test Time Test our article detail template

Wayne Jessen
Wayne Jessen
11,593 Points

assertContains used, but not found by tester.

I am using the self.assertContains() function, however I cannot pass the test because it says "Didn't find 'self.assert' contains".

articles/tests.py
import datetime

from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse
from django.test import TestCase

from .models import Article, Writer

class ArticleDetailViewTestCase(TestCase):
    '''Tests for the Article detail view'''

    def setUp(self):
        self.writer = Writer.objects.create(
            name='Kenneth Love',
            email='kenneth@teamtreehouse.com',
            bio='Your friendly, local Python teacher'
        )
        self.article = Article.objects.create(
          writer=self.writer,
          headline='Article 0',
          content='Something about 0',
          publish_date=datetime.datetime.today()
        )

    def test_detail_template(self):
        '''Make sure the `articles/article_detail.html` template is used'''
        resp = self.client.get(reverse('articles:detail', kwargs={'pk': self.article.pk}))
        self.assertTemplateUsed(resp, 'articles/article_detail.html')

    def test_detail_template_writer(self):
        '''Make sure the article writer's name is in the rendered output'''
        resp = self.client.get(reverse('articles:detail', kwargs={'pk':self.article.pk}))
        self.assertContains(resp, self.article.writer)
articles/templates/articles/article_detail.html
{% extends 'base.html' %}

{% block content %}
<h1>{{ article.title }}</h1>
<time>{{ article.publish_date }}</time>
<p>By {{ article.writer.name }}</p>
{{ article.content }}
{% endblock %}
Wayne Jessen
Wayne Jessen
11,593 Points

Found the problem. Forgot that I was supposed to be testing the value of the user's name, not just the user.

1 Answer

Wayne Jessen
Wayne Jessen
11,593 Points

Details:

def test_detail_template_writer(self):
        '''Make sure the article writer's name is in the rendered output'''
        resp = self.client.get(reverse('articles:detail', kwargs={'pk':self.article.pk}))
        self.assertContains(resp, self.article.writer.name)