Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Python Using Databases in Python Gettin' CRUD-y With It CRUD: Search Function

Hi! What does it mean "contains"? I thought in python it's (string1 in string2) but that fails to find all records.

Struggling to understand the task

crud.py
from models import Challenge

def create_challenge(name, language, steps=1):
    Challenge.create(name=name,
                     language=language,
                     steps=steps)

def search_challenges(name, language):
    return Challenge.select().where(name in str(Challenge.name), Challenge.language == language)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,135 Points

It seems like it should work, but the challenge apparently does not like the "in" operator to be used here. But another way to do the same job is with the ".contains()" string method. Try coding it with that and you'll pass.

Thanks Steven! It works with .contains() indeed.