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Python Flask REST API Resourceful Blueprints Ingredient Resource

Help me out, I can't seem to find my problem in Task 2 of the flask rest api

It is returning this Bummer: IngredientList.get() should return a string; Ingredient.get() should accept an id and return a string

models.py
import datetime

from peewee import *

DATABASE = SqliteDatabase('recipes.db')


class Recipe(Model):
    name = CharField()
    created_at = DateTimeField(default=datetime.datetime.now)

    class Meta:
        database = DATABASE


# TODO: Ingredient model
# name - string (e.g. "carrots")
# description - string (e.g. "chopped")
# quantity - decimal (e.g. ".25")
# measurement_type - string (e.g. "cups")
# recipe - foreign key
class Ingredient(Model):
    name = CharField()
    description = CharField()
    quantity = DecimalField()
    measurement_type = CharField()
    recipe = ForeignKeyField(Recipe)

    class Meta:
        database = DATABASE
resources/ingredients.py
from flask import Blueprint

from flask.ext.restful import (
    Resource, Api, reqparse, inputs,
    marshal, marshal_with, fields
)

import models

ingredient_fields = {
    'name': fields.String,
    'description': fields.String,
    'measurement_type': fields.String,
    'quantity': fields.Float,
    'recipe': fields.String
}

class IngredientList(Resource):
    def __init__(self):
        self.reqparse = reqparse.RequestParser()
        self.reqparse.add_argument(
            'name',
            required=True,
            location=['form', 'json']
        )
        self.reqparse.add_argument(
            'description',
            required=True,
            location=['form', 'json']
        )
        self.reqparse.add_argument(
            'measurement_type',
            required=True,
            location=['form', 'json']
        )
        self.reqparse.add_argument(
            'quantity',
            type=float,
            required=True,
            location=['form', 'json']
        )
        self.reqparse.add_argument(
            'recipe',
            type=inputs.positive,
            required=True,
            location=['form', 'json']
        )
        super().__init__()

    def get(self):
        ingredient = [marshal(ingreidient, ingredient_fields) for ingredient in models.Ingredient.select()]
        return {'ingredients': ingredient}

    @marshal_with(ingredient_fields)
    def post(self):
        args = self.reqparse.parse_args()
        ingredient = models.Ingredient.create(**args)
        return ingredient


class Ingredient(Resource):
    def __init__(self):
          self.reqparse = reqparse.RequestParser()
          self.reqparse.add_argument(
              'name',
              required=True,
              location=['form', 'json']
          )
          self.reqparse.add_argument(
              'description',
              required=True,
              location=['form', 'json']
          )
          self.reqparse.add_argument(
              'measurement_type',
              required=True,
              location=['form', 'json']
          )
          self.reqparse.add_argument(
              'quantity',
              type=float,
              required=True,
              location=['form', 'json']
          )
          self.reqparse.add_argument(
              'recipe',
              type=inputs.positive,
              required=True,
              location=['form', 'json']
          )
          super().__init__()

    @marshal_with(ingredient_fields)
    def get(self, id):
        ingredient = models.Ingredient.get(models.Ingredient.id==id)
        return ingredient

ingredients_api = Blueprint('resources.ingredients', __name__)
api = Api(ingredients_api)
api.add_resource(IngredientList, '/api/v1/ingredients')
api.add_resource(Ingredient, '/api/v1/ingredients/<int:id>')

1 Answer

I think you are over complicating this. The Challenge is just asking you to define the Resource class and get methods.

from flask.ext.restful import Resource

import models

class IngredientList(Resource):
    def get(self):
        return 'Got Ingredients?'

class Ingredient(Resource):
    def get(self, id):
        return 'Got Milk?'

Okay, thank you mhjp . It seems , yeah, i have been way off course. I mistakenly interlooped that with my answer to following challenge