Ádám Bodnár Ádám Bodnár - 1 year ago 385
Python Question

sqlalchemy.exc.ProgrammingError: (psycopg2.ProgrammingError) relation "story" does not exist

So this is my code below. I'm trying to create a database, with one story table. The input comes from the html input part

from flask import Flask, render_template
from flask_sqlalchemy import SQLAlchemy
from flask import request, redirect, url_for

app = Flask(__name__)
password = input("Your database password: ")
app.config['SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI'] = 'postgresql://adambodnar:{}@localhost/user_stories'.format(password)
db = SQLAlchemy(app)

class Story(db.Model):
id = db.Column(db.Integer, primary_key=True)
story_title = db.Column(db.String(80), unique=True)
user_story = db.Column(db.Text)
acceptance_criteria = db.Column(db.Text)
business_value = db.Column(db.Integer)
estimation = db.Column(db.Integer)
status = db.Column(db.String(30))

def __init__(self, story_title, user_story, acceptance_criteria, business_value, estimation, status):
self.story_title = story_title
self.user_story = user_story
self.acceptance_criteria = acceptance_criteria
self.business_value = business_value
self.estimation = estimation
self.status = status

def index():
return render_template('form.html')

@app.route('/story', methods=['POST'])
def story_post():
new_story = Story(request.form['story_title'],request.form['user_story'], request.form['acceptance_criteria'], request.form['business_value'], request.form['estimation'], request.form['status'])

return redirect(url_for('index'))

if __name__ == '__main__':
app.run(host='', port=8000)

when I try to run this, I get the following error:

sqlalchemy.exc.ProgrammingError: (psycopg2.ProgrammingError) relation "story" does not exist
LINE 1: INSERT INTO story (story_title, user_story, acceptance_crite...
[SQL: 'INSERT INTO story (story_title, user_story, acceptance_criteria, business_value, estimation, status) VALUES (%(story_title)s, %(user_story)s, %(acceptance_criteria)s, %(business_value)s, %(estimation)s, %(status)s) RETURNING story.id'] [parameters: {'acceptance_criteria': 'asdasd', 'estimation': '1', 'user_story': 'asd', 'status': 'Planning', 'story_title': 'asd', 'business_value': '100'}]

The story table is not even created, I checked it through pgAdmin. I've tried a lot of things, some questions suggested to drop the table, but it's not created

Answer Source

Have you followed the quickstart guide for Flask and sqlalchemy? Anyway, on the guide you will notice that it says to do this:

To create the initial database, just import the db object from an interactive Python shell and run the SQLAlchemy.create_all() method to create the tables and database:

>>> from yourapplication import db
>>> db.create_all()

In the code you included with your question the table creation code seems to be missing, which explains the table not being created.

You can consider including db.create_all() with your application (put it right after db = SqlAlchemy(app)) - if this wrapper functions like the standard sqlalchemy version it should only create new tables and not blow up if tables already exist.

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