Why is my IF statement not working properly ?

Hi so i have my views below, in which it takes you to the profile page of the user.

what i basically want is that the request.user be equal to the profile name, it should print out the profile belongs to the Said User in the Terminal. But it does not do that. Please see my logic below.

def user_profile(request,user_name):

	users = get_list_or_404(User,username = user_name)


	if request.user == user_name:

		print(f"This is Your Profile {request.user}")


		print(f"This is not your Profile {request.user}")

	context = {"users": users}

	return render(request, "testing/user_profile.html", context)

Now below are the screenshots from the terminal as well as the Profile Page


Profile Page

You must know that (There is something not proper , the “IF” statement is right and always right ) you maybe have something wrong

request.user.username == user_name

instead of

request.user == user_name

I think


need an instance of your User model not a “str” value
hope this help you

thanks for the reply, but i again get error

'WSGIRequest' object has no attribute 'username'

If the above line works fine with you that’s right,
So it must the next lines work fine also

if request.user.username == user_name:

		print(f"This is Your Profile {request.user}")


		print(f"This is not your Profile {request.user}")

Else try to show us your code and settings

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ok finally i figured it out.
the type of request.user and user_name were not the same.

so all i had to do was

if str(request.user) == user_name:

This might be working for you now, but it’s still “wrong”. You should be using the solution provided to you previously.

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but when i print request.user.username

it is blank in the terminal.

If you are using a custom User object, we’d need to see that.

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Try to add new user in your database and login with it
Then print again request.user.username and request.user.id and see what do you get.

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I never changed the default USER model.

But did install django-allauth

Will do that as soon when I get back to my home laptop.

As right now i only have one user in django and that is the superuser.

That’s an interesting aspect to this. (I don’t know enough about django-allauth to know whether that’s a factor in this situation or not.)

You could check your database table to see if the username field of User is being populated.


OK, open your database (I don’t know what’s it? “but it’s the same”) on the terminal or if you have UI for it to check.
If you have a CustomUser model inherited from the “AbstractUser” you will find “username” as a field
Check your query

users = get_list_or_404(User,username = user_name)

Your database already have “username” field
By the way if you have only one user as you have said try to check by this query

qs = User.objects.values('id', 'username').first() 


qs = User.objects.values('id', 'username').last()

Then print the qs to check quickly

Using first()

HI,so i added a secnd user by signng them up.

and this is what i get in my mange.py shell

>>> User.objects.values('id','username')
<QuerySet [{'id': 1, 'username': 'Firaki'}, {'id': 2, 'username': 'Firoz'}]>

That’s good now you can print print(request.user.username)
You will get the authenticated user on your terminal

Here user may be blank because the user is not authenticated

And you can use the original code

if request.user.username == user_name:

		print(f"This is Your Profile {request.user}")


		print(f"This is not your Profile {request.user}")
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thanks a lot, yes you were , it showed blank because i was not logged in

and it retuns a string so no need for me to convert it into a string.

thanks :slight_smile: