Django REST Framework – pass extra parameter to actions


I’m using Django 2.0 and Django REST Framework

I have created an action method to delete particular object from database


class ContactViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    serializer_class = ContactSerializer
    permission_classes = (IsAuthenticated, AdminAuthenticationPermission,)

    # others actions goes here

    @action(methods=['delete'], detail=False, url_path='delete_phone/<phone_pk>/')
    def delete_phone(self, request, pk=None):
        contact = self.get_object()
        return Response({'status': 'success'})


router.register(r'contacts', ContactViewSet, 'contacts')

api_urlpatterns = [
    path('', include(router.urls)),

But when I access

DELETE: http://url/api/contacts/delete_phone/1/

It gives page not found error.

In the error page, there is listing in tried url patterns

api/ ^contacts/delete_phone/<phone_pk>//$ [name='contacts-delete-phone']
api/ ^contacts/delete_phone/<phone_pk>\.(?P<format>[a-z0-9]+)/?$ [name='contacts-delete-phone']


Solved the problem using drf-nested-routers

For those who need it, install the plugin and configure

from rest_framework_nested import routers

router = routers.SimpleRouter()
router.register(r'contacts', ContactViewSet, 'contacts')
contact_router = routers.NestedSimpleRouter(router, r'contacts', lookup='contact')
contact_router.register(r'phone_number', ContactPhoneNumberViewSet, base_name='contact-phone-numbers')

api_urlpatterns = [
    path('', include(router.urls)),
    path('', include(contact_router.urls))

Answered By – Anuj TBE

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