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Python Django Basics Model Administration First app view

Not getting correct output

I've tried this task 3 times. I still can't get it correct

articles/views.py
from django.http import HttpResponse

from .models import Article

# Write your views here

def article_list(request):
    articles=Article.objects.len()
    return HttpRequest("There are " + articles + " articles")

1 Answer

Hi Sam, I've spotted a couple of things

  1. You need to return a HttpResponse, your returning a HttpRequest
  2. You need your len() wrapped around the returned query set

try this......

from django.http import HttpResponse

from .models import Article

# Write your views here

def article_list(request):
    articles = Article.objects.all()
    return HttpResponse("There are {} articles".format(len(articles)))

Hope this helps

If you don't use the .format and want to keep the string in line you need to convert your integer to a string using str( ) like this....

from django.http import HttpResponse

from .models import Article

# Write your views here

def article_list(request):
    articles=len(Article.objects.all())
    return HttpResponse("There are " + str(articles) + " articles")