django: debugging sql queries in a template

This link to a 3-step Django snippet created in 2007 still works for showing queries within a template:

It’s helpful for debugging pages.  For example, adding the template snippet from the link above will show something like this at the bottom of your pages:







For step 3 in the link above, “Use RequestContext when rendering the current template”, include the following in your view file:

from django.template import RequestContext
from django.shortcuts import render_to_response

def view_news_page_by_slug(page_slug):
    # build your page, etc
    lu = { 'title': 'hooray', 'story': 'blah, blah, blah' }
    return render_to_response('your_template.html', lu, context_instance=RequestContext(request))

The template code from the django snippet is fairly straightforward.

To see queries from the python shell, see the django documentation for “How can I see the raw SQL queries Django is running?

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