django.urls.exceptions NoReverseMatch Python Code Examples

NoReverseMatch (source code) is a Django exception that is raised when a URL cannot be matched against any string or regular express in your URL configuration.

A URL matching problem is often caused by missing arguments or supplying too many arguments. For example, let's say you have a blog project with URLs like "", where 2019 is the year, 10 is the month and title-slug is the article's title as a slug. A miss could happen if you have a URL configuration that is trying to find a blog post with the year and the month in the path, but your application only specifies the year without the month.

Example 1 from django-angular

django-angular (project examples website) is a library with helper code to make it easier to use Angular as the front-end to Django projects. The code for django-angular is open source under the MIT license.

django-angular / djng / core /

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from __future__ import unicode_literals
from inspect import isclass

from django.utils import six
from django.urls import (get_resolver, get_urlconf, resolve, 
                         reverse, NoReverseMatch)
from django.core.exceptions import ImproperlyConfigured

    from django.utils.module_loading import import_string
except ImportError:
    from django.utils.module_loading \
        import import_by_path as import_string

from djng.views.mixins import JSONResponseMixin

def _get_remote_methods_for(view_object, url):
    # view_object can be a view class or instance
    result = {}
    for field in dir(view_object):
        member = getattr(view_object, field, None)
        if callable(member) and hasattr(member, 'allow_rmi'):
            config = {
                'url': url,
                'method': getattr(member, 'allow_rmi'),
                'headers': {'DjNg-Remote-Method': field},
            result.update({field: config})
    return result

def get_all_remote_methods(resolver=None, ns_prefix=''):
    Returns a dictionary to be used for calling 
    ``djangoCall.configure()``, which itself extends the
    Angular API to the client, offering him to call remote methods.
    if not resolver:
        resolver = get_resolver(get_urlconf())
    result = {}
    for name in resolver.reverse_dict.keys():
        if not isinstance(name, six.string_types):
            url = reverse(ns_prefix + name)
            resmgr = resolve(url)
            ViewClass = import_string('{0}.{1}'.format(\
                resmgr.func.__module__, resmgr.func.__name__))
            if isclass(ViewClass) and issubclass(ViewClass, 
                result[name] = _get_remote_methods_for(ViewClass, 
        except (NoReverseMatch, ImproperlyConfigured):
    for namespace, ns_pattern in resolver.namespace_dict.items():
        sub_res = get_all_remote_methods(ns_pattern[1], 
                                         ns_prefix + namespace + ':')
        if sub_res:
            result[namespace] = sub_res
    return result

def get_current_remote_methods(view):
    if isinstance(view, JSONResponseMixin):
        return _get_remote_methods_for(view, 

Example 2 from AuditLog

Auditlog (project documentation) is a Django app that logs changes to Python objects, similar to the Django admin's logs but with more details and output formats. Auditlog's source code is provided as open source under the MIT license.

AuditLog / src / auditlog /

import json

from django.conf import settings
    from django.core import urlresolvers
except ImportError:
    from django import urls as urlresolvers
    from django.urls.exceptions import NoReverseMatch
except ImportError:
    from django.core.urlresolvers import NoReverseMatch
from django.utils.html import format_html
from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe

MAX = 75

class LogEntryAdminMixin(object):

    def created(self, obj):
        return obj.timestamp.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
    created.short_description = 'Created'

    def user_url(self, obj):
            app_label, model = settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL.split('.')
            viewname = 'admin:%s_%s_change' % (app_label, model.lower())
                link = urlresolvers.reverse(viewname, args=[])
            except NoReverseMatch:
                return u'%s' % (
            return format_html(u'<a href="{}">{}</a>', link,

        return 'system'
    user_url.short_description = 'User'

    def resource_url(self, obj):
        app_label, model = obj.content_type.app_label, obj.content_type.model
        viewname = 'admin:%s_%s_change' % (app_label, model)
            args = [obj.object_pk] if obj.object_id is None else [obj.object_id]
            link = urlresolvers.reverse(viewname, args=args)
        except NoReverseMatch:
            return obj.object_repr
            return format_html(u'<a href="{}">{}</a>', link, obj.object_repr)
    resource_url.short_description = 'Resource'

    def msg_short(self, obj):
        if obj.action == 2:
            return ''  # delete
        changes = json.loads(obj.changes)
        s = '' if len(changes) == 1 else 's'
        fields = ', '.join(changes.keys())
        if len(fields) > MAX:
            i = fields.rfind(' ', 0, MAX)
            fields = fields[:i] + ' ..'
        return '%d change%s: %s' % (len(changes), s, fields)
    msg_short.short_description = 'Changes'

    def msg(self, obj):
        if obj.action == 2:
            return ''  # delete
        changes = json.loads(obj.changes)
        msg = '<table><tr><th>#</th><th>Field</th><th>From</th><th>To</th></tr>'
        for i, field in enumerate(sorted(changes), 1):
            value = [i, field] + (['***', '***'] if field == 'password' else changes[field])
            msg += format_html('<tr><td>{}</td><td>{}</td><td>{}</td><td>{}</td></tr>', *value)

        msg += '</table>'
        return mark_safe(msg)
    msg.short_description = 'Changes'

Example 3 from django-filer

django-filer (project documentation) is a file management library for uploading and organizing files and images in Django's admin interface. The project's code is available under the BSD 3-Clause "New" or "Revised" open source license.

django-filer / filer / models /

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from __future__ import absolute_import, unicode_literals

import hashlib
import os
from datetime import datetime

from django.conf import settings
from django.core.files.base import ContentFile
from django.db import models
from django.urls import NoReverseMatch, reverse
from django.utils import timezone
from django.utils.encoding import python_2_unicode_compatible
from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _

from .. import settings as filer_settings
from ..fields.multistorage_file import MultiStorageFileField
from . import mixins
from .foldermodels import Folder

    from polymorphic.models import PolymorphicModel
    from polymorphic.managers import PolymorphicManager
except ImportError:
    # django-polymorphic < 0.8
    from polymorphic import PolymorphicModel, PolymorphicManager

class FileManager(PolymorphicManager):
    def find_all_duplicates(self):
        r = {}
        for file_obj in self.all():
            if file_obj.sha1:
                q = self.filter(sha1=file_obj.sha1)
                if len(q) > 1:
                    r[file_obj.sha1] = q
        return r

    def find_duplicates(self, file_obj):
        return [i for i in self.exclude(]

def is_public_default():
    # not using this setting directly as `is_public` default value
    # so that Django doesn't generate new migrations upon setting change
    return filer_settings.FILER_IS_PUBLIC_DEFAULT

class File(PolymorphicModel, mixins.IconsMixin):
    file_type = 'File'
    _icon = "file"
    _file_data_changed_hint = None

    folder = models.ForeignKey(
    file = MultiStorageFileField(_('file'), null=True, blank=True, max_length=255)
    _file_size = models.BigIntegerField(_('file size'), null=True, blank=True)

    sha1 = models.CharField(_('sha1'), max_length=40, blank=True, default='')

    has_all_mandatory_data = models.BooleanField(_('has all mandatory data'), default=False, editable=False)

## ... source file abbreviated to get to the examples ...

    def canonical_url(self):
        url = ''
        if self.file and self.is_public:
                url = reverse('canonical', kwargs={
                    'uploaded_at': self.canonical_time,
            except NoReverseMatch:
                pass  # No canonical url, return empty string
        return url

## ... source file continues with no further relevant examples ...

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