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Python Django Basics What a View! First URL

"Check work" doesn't recognize that I've imported views

I have the line:

from . import views

However, when I check my work, it keeps failing with the text, "Did you import views?"

I don't understand what I'm doing wrong because this is the exact line that is working properly in my project, so why does it think I'm not importing the views?

newspaper/urls.py
from django.conf.urls import url
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^$', views.hello_world),
]

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there! I agree that this particular Bummer message might be a bit misleading. The problem here really is not in your import statement, but rather in your url_patterns. You are trying to get the view hello_world which likely doesn't exist in this context. The challenge asks you to get the view index. Simply switching out hello_world for index will cause this to pass.

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Yes, thanks! I figured out that I jumped ahead of what they expected by adding that url. I wish they had either better error messages, or just ignored any extraneous url definitions.

Once I deleted it, it passed. I couldn't figure out how to get back to this question to update it and say that I figured it out.