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Python Django REST Framework Make the REST Framework Work for You Customize a Viewset's Methods

Where do i even get started?

How can i start this?

scorekeeper/views.py
from rest_framework import generics
from rest_framework import mixins
from rest_framework import viewsets
from rest_framework.response import Response
from rest_framework.views import APIView

from . import models
from . import serializers


class GameListCreate(generics.ListCreateAPIView):
    queryset = models.Game.objects.all()
    serializer_class = serializers.GameSerializer


class GameScoresList(generics.ListAPIView):
    queryset = models.Score.objects.all()
    serializer_class = serializers.ScoreSerializer

    def get_queryset(self):
        return self.queryset.filter(
            game_id=self.kwargs.get('game_pk')
        )


class PlayerViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    queryset = models.Player.objects.all()
    serializer_class = serializers.PlayerSerializer


class GameViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    queryset = models.Game.objects.all()
    serializer_class = serializers.GameSerializer

1 Answer

Erik Krieg
Erik Krieg
43,038 Points

It looks like they want you to use mixins instead of ModelViewSet for the GameViewSet so that you can exclude the delete functionality.

If you take a quick look at this video you should see something similar being done: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/django-rest-framework/make-the-rest-framework-work-for-you/customizing-viewsets

The Viewsets example that is linked to in the challenge also shows you what needs to be done to GameViewSet.