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Python Flask Basics Character Builder Flash a Message

Tim McMacken
Tim McMacken
9,817 Points

Task 3 of flash() message in fishy() getting syntax error for line 1

The error I am getting is: syntax error: line 1, column 54 but I am not seeing where the syntax issue is. I tried breaking the import statement in to multiple lines thinking maybe it was a pep8 issue but that did not work.

flask_app.py
from flask import Flask, redirect, url_for, render_template, flash


app = Flask(__name__)

app.secret_key="jhfiajf9aufkonas089fuarh14-ahi9-sufq"

@app.route('/')
def index():
    key = secret_key
    return render_template("index.html")

@app.route('/fishy')
def fishy():
    flash("Trying to get all my ducks in a row")
    return redirect(url_for('index'))
Tim McMacken
Tim McMacken
9,817 Points

Yeah even when there is not a column 54 on line one I am still getting : Bummer: syntax error: line 1, column 54

from flask import Flask
from flask import flash
from flask import redirect
from flask import render_template
from flask import request
from flask import url_for


app = Flask(__name__)

app.secret_key="jhfiajf9aufkonas089fuarh14-ahi9-sufq"

@app.route('/')
def index():
    key = secret_key
    return render_template("index.html")

@app.route('/fishy')
def fishy():
    flash("Why?")
    return redirect(url_for('index'))

Any idea where I went wrong?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,636 Points

Hey Tim McMacken, the line key = secret_key is causing the error. The challenge does not need it. You may either:

  • delete the line, or
  • fix the syntax error by referencing app.secret_key

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

Tim McMacken
Tim McMacken
9,817 Points

Thank you Chris that was it!