user3344239 user3344239 - 25 days ago 4
Python Question

Flask URL variable type None?

I'm trying to pass a number through URL and retrieve it on another page. If I try to specify the variable type, i get a malformed URL error and it won't compile. If I don't specify the var type, it will run, but the variable becomes Type None. I can't cast it to an int either. How can I pass it as an Integer...? Thanks in advance.

This gives me a malformed URL error:

@app.route('/iLike/<int: num>', methods=['GET','POST'])
def single2(num):

This runs but gives me a var of type none that I can't work with:

@app.route('/iLike/<num>', methods=['GET','POST'])
def single2(num):
location = session.get('location')
transType = session.get('transType')
data = session.get('data')

**num = request.args.get('num')**


You are mixing route parameters and request arguments here.

Parameters you specify in the route are route parameters and are a way to declare variable routes. The values for these parameters are passed as function arguments to the route function. So in your case, for your <num> url part, the value is passed as the function argument num.

Request arguments are independent of routes and are passed to URLs as GET parameters. You can access them through the request object. This is what you are doing with request.args.get().

A full example would look like this:

def single2(num):
    print(num, request.args.get('num'))

Opening /iLike/123 would now result in 123 None. The request argument is empty because you didn’t specify one. You can do that by opening /iLike/123?num=456, which would result in 123 456.