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Andrew Feather
Andrew Feather
Courses Plus Student 6,572 Points

cannot convert dictionary update sequence element #0

I'm working on a local machine, and I had this error pop up.

"cannot convert dictionary update sequence element #0" & I wasn't getting the course detail output.

It took a few minutes of digging, but changing course to a context appears to have worked. There are instructions here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31105131/django-cannot-convert-dictionary-update-sequence-element-0-to-a-sequence

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

There is also a shortcut version where you can add any item to the context directly as an argument to render

I've added this answer to the StackOverflow question you referenced.

In addition to explicitly creating a context as done by @Bogey Jammer, you can add the contacts to the context by specifying it in a dict as an argument to render:

def all_contacts(request):
    contacts = Contact.objects.all()
    return render(request, 'about/all.html', 
                  {'contacts': contacts})