DarcCode DarcCode - 2 months ago 25x
Python Question

Flask - How to create custom abort() code?

Flask has a good error handler by using

or when the error truly occurred.

From Flask documentation there is an example for error 404 handler:

def not_found(error):
return render_template('404.html'), 404

So, I tried to create custom error code like

if False:

def something_is_wrong(error):
return render_template('777.html'), 777

But it does not work and the Werkzeug debugger says: LookupError: no exception for 777

I found this question which says I should do it like this:

if False:
return '777 error', 777

Unfortunately, the code above produce white-screen, even the Werkzeug debugger does not come out

I know I can simply do:

if False:
return render_template('777.html')

But it will make the code cleaner if I use the
. Is there any way to create custom error code?


The list of possible HTTP status codes is fixed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, so you cannot add a custom one. Werkzeug recognizes this and tries to stop you sending a meaningless code to the browser. Look through the list of status codes to find one that matches your error and use that one.

Edit: Adding status codes to Werkzeug/Flask

import werkzeug.exceptions as ex
from flask import Flask, abort

class PaymentRequired(ex.HTTPException):
    code = 402
    description = '<p>You will pay for this!</p>'

abort.mappings[402] = PaymentRequired

app = Flask(__name__)

def mainpage():

def payme(e):
    return 'Pay me!'