Django 2.X Error: __init__() takes 1 positional argument but 2 were given
It took me significant amount of time to fix this issue. For future reference and possible-need of someone I would like to share the root cause and solution;
When you look at the console output you will the see traceback of the
error like below:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/user/projects/django-cbv/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/core/handlers/exception.py", line 35, in inner response = get_response(request) File "/home/user/projects/django-cbv/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/core/handlers/base.py", line 128, in _get_response response = self.process_exception_by_middleware(e, request) File "/home/user/projects/django-cbv/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/core/handlers/base.py", line 126, in _get_response response = wrapped_callback (request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs) TypeError: __init__() take s 1 positional argument but 2 were given
It means you need to use
as_view() at the end of class-based views when declaring in the urls:
# src/app/urls.py from django.urls import path from . import views app_name = "app" urlpatterns = [ path('home/', views.BookCreate.as_view(), name='homepage'), ]
The problem is:
urlpatterns = [ path('home/', views.BookCreate, name='homepage'), ]
It does not matter, it may be any
CBV but for additional detail you can look at the
# src/app/views.py from django.views.generic.edit import CreateView from .models import Book class BookCreate(CreateView): model = Book fields = ('name', 'isbn', 'author') template_name = "app/book_form.html"
OK, All done!