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Python Django Basics Final Details Article detail view

Hi, Can you please help me understand why my code doesn't work?

First I tried following along on my local machine, and it worked fine. But when I try to finish this challenge, all I get is "Bummer! Didn't get the right output." It's not a very descriptive/helpful error for me as a beginner and there are no hints in what to change in my code. I found the community post about someone having the same issue: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/i-cant-pass-challenge-task-1-of-3-to-create-articledetail and I followed the instructions there, but without any success. I tried both copy+paste the correct answers, also manually writing it and logging out and logging in.

Please help me out! I really want to continue this class.

from django.shortcuts import render

from .models import Article, Writer

def article_list(request):
    articles = Article.objects.all()
    return render(request, 'articles/article_list.html', {'articles': articles})

def writer_detail(request, pk):
    writer = Writer.objects.get(pk=pk)
    return render(request, 'articles/writer_detail.html', {'writer': writer})

def article_detail(request,pk):
    article = get_object_or_404(Article,pk=pk)
    return render(request,'articles/article_detail.html',{'article':article})
from django.conf.urls import url

from . import views

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'writer/(?P<pk>\d+)/$', views.writer_detail),
    url(r'article/(?P<pk>\d+)/$', views.article_detail),
    url(r'', views.article_list),

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,077 Points

The instructions said, "Use get_object_or_404 to look up the Article. You'll need to import it from django.shortcuts."

But it looks like you haven't done the import.

Thanks Steven! That was the issue. However, this was for task 1 of 3 and that was not in the instructions on task 1 of 3. I tried it without this import at first but it didn't work anyway.