Django – iterate number in for loop of a template

Django – iterate number in for loop of a template

I have the following for loop in my django template displaying days. I wonder, whether it's possible to iterate a number (in the below case i) in a loop. Or do I have to store it in the database and then query it in form of days.day_number?
{% for days in days_list %}
    

# Day {{ i }} - From {{ days.from_location }} to {{ days.to_location }}

{% endfor %}

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

Django provides it. You can use either:

  • {{ forloop.counter }} index starts at 1.
  • {{ forloop.counter0 }} index starts at 0.

In template, you can do:

{% for item in item_list %}
    {{ forloop.counter }} # starting index 1
    {{ forloop.counter0 }} # starting index 0

    # do your stuff
{% endfor %}

More info at: for | Built-in template tags and filters | Django documentation

Answer 2:

Also one can use this:

{% if forloop.first %}

or

{% if forloop.last %}

Answer 3:

[Django HTML template doesn’t support index as of now], but you can achieve the goal:

If you use Dictionary inside Dictionary in views.py then iteration is possible using key as index. example:

{% for key, value in DictionartResult.items %} <!-- dictionartResult is a dictionary having key value pair-->
<tr align="center">
    <td  bgcolor="Blue"><a href={{value.ProjectName}}><b>{{value.ProjectName}}</b></a></td>
    <td> {{ value.atIndex0 }} </td>         <!-- atIndex0 is a key which will have its value , you can treat this key as index to resolve-->
    <td> {{ value.atIndex4 }} </td>
    <td> {{ value.atIndex2 }} </td>
</tr>
{% endfor %}

Elseif you use List inside dictionary then not only first and last iteration can be controlled, but all index can be controlled. example:

{% for key, value in DictionaryResult.items %}
    <tr align="center">
    {% for project_data in value %}
        {% if  forloop.counter <= 13 %}  <!-- Here you can control the iteration-->
            {% if forloop.first %}
                <td bgcolor="Blue"><a href={{project_data}}><b> {{ project_data }} </b></a></td> <!-- it will always refer to project_data[0]-->
            {% else %}
                <td> {{ project_data }} </td> <!-- it will refer to all items in project_data[] except at index [0]-->
            {% endif %}
            {% endif %}
    {% endfor %}
    </tr>
{% endfor %}

End If 😉

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Hope have covered the solution with Dictionary, List, HTML template, For Loop, Inner loop, If Else.
Django HTML Documentaion for more methods: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/ref/templates/builtins/

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