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Python Django Basics Model Administration First app view

Anusha Rao
PLUS
Anusha Rao
Courses Plus Student 468 Points

Now, create a view named article_list that selects all Article instances and returns an HttpResponse like "There are 5 a

Even with this, the code doesn't seem to work

articles/views.py
from django.http import HttpResponse
from .models import Article

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

2 Answers

You should do

len(articles) instead of 
len(articles_len)

you do not have an articles_len variable
also just do len(articles) do not worry about converting to string with the str keyword.
Jonathan Prada
Jonathan Prada
7,039 Points

Works

from django.http import HttpResponse
from .models import Article
# Write your views here

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