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Callum Anderson
Callum Anderson
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Ignored acception in console, continues to loop - SQLAlchemy/Pyhton

After adding my try block and ValueErrors which are working fine, but if I enter the response that should be accepted and continue the app to the next stage is instead looping the same request so I am unable to continue. Any help is appreciated this is really interesting so far and had loads of fun

I made a workspace to snapshot for ease:


Many Thanks, Callum

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,464 Points

Hey Callum Anderson! The error is in the type comparison type(date) == datetime.date. The expression type(date) returns <class 'type'>. The comparison you wish to make is isinstance(date, datetime.date)

Additionally, date is not the best name for a local object since it can be confused with datetime.date in the case where it was imported using from datetime import date. Use a more descriptive name such as pub_date rather than just being a "date".

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Callum Anderson! It should be if type(date_clean) and not if type(date). date_clean is holding the new, clean, DateTime version of the date the user passed in.