Reverse for 'book-detail' with arguments '('',)' not found. 1 pattern(s) tried: ['(?P<slug>[-a-zA-Z0-9_]+)\\Z']

in models

   def get_absolute_url(self):
      return reverse("book-detail", args={self.slug})

in views

def book_detail(request,slug):
    # try:
    #  book = Book.objects.get(pk=id)
    # except: 
    #  raise Http404()
    book = get_object_or_404(Book, slug=slug)
    return render(request ,"book_outlet/book_detail.html",{
        "title" : book.title,
        "author" :,
        "rating" : book.rating,
        "is_best_seller" :book.is_best_selling

    } )
urlpatterns = [
    path("", views.index),
    path("<slug:slug>", views.book_detail, name="book-detail")

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The line being highlighted in the error (the <a> tag) is trying to call book.get_absolute_url to get a url.

That function is trying to reverse the url named book-detail, which requires a parameter for slug.

In your function you have:

but the docs show that you should be passing the parameter as a list and not a set. This should be args=[self.slug].

Note, if this does not resolve the issue, the other potential problem is that you could have a book that does not have a slug for a particular instance. Check your database to ensure that every book has a value for slug. (You don’t show your model here, so we can’t check that for other possible issues.)

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from django.db import models
from django.urls import reverse
from django.core.validators import MinValueValidator , MaxValueValidator
from django.utils.text import slugify

Create your models here.

class Book(models.Model) :
title = models.CharField(max_length=50)
rating = models.IntegerField(validators= [MinValueValidator(1),MaxValueValidator(5)])
author = models.CharField(null= True,max_length=100)
is_best_selling = models.BooleanField(default=False)
slug = models.SlugField(default=“”, null=False , db_index=True)

def save(self,*args, **kwargs):
    self.slug = slugify(self.title)
    super ().save(*args , **kwargs)

def get_absolute_url(self):
  return reverse("book-detail", args=[self.slug])

def __str__(self) :
    return f"{self.title} ,({self.rating})"

yes still the issue persist ,i m sending the model here .Please help

You need to verify that every instance of Book has a value for slug. You need to inspect your database for that.

Also note that the problem is not in book_detail. You haven’t gotten that far. The error message is telling you that the problem exists in the index view. (See the line Raised during.)

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Thanks alot Sir , u 've save my day
issue is absent slug value in db and the args=[self.slug].