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Python Django ORM Basic ORM Usage Exclusivity

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,735 Points

Nothing happens when I click on the 'Search' button.

When I click on the 'Search' button with 'text' (as he does at 4:20), nothing happens for me, no results. I compared all my text to the downloaded text from the project files, and they're the same. I even flew the project files into a workspace and tried it out and I got the same error. I'm stumped.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

Can you snapshot your workspace and post the link to the snapshot?

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

The search text "text" does not seem to have any results. Blank results are still results. Try searching for "basics" or "java". This returned results.

If in doubt, you can always enter the interactive shell and check for data:

$ ./manage.py shell 
Python 3.5.0 (default, Mar 14 2016, 21:57:24) 
[GCC 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4)] on linux 
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information InteractiveConsole)
>>> from courses.models import Course 
>>> Course.objects.filter(description__icontains='text') 
>>> Course.objects.filter(description__icontains='basics') 
[<Course: Python Basics>, <Course: Customizing Django Templates>, <Course: Build a Simple Android App>, <Course: SQL Basics>, <Course: jQuery Basics>]

Might be misunderstanding you, but try changing the coding of the <button> from <button type="button"> as Kenneth has in the video to <button type="submit"> and your button should work (as long as everything else works too!)

Cheers, Owen