Django URL Parameters - Query Strings and More


Django allows you to work with URL parameters, including query strings and more, to pass data between views and templates. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore how to work with URL parameters in Django. You'll learn how to extract values from query strings, capture dynamic segments in URLs, and use this data in your Django application.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Django Project: You should have a Django project where you want to work with URL parameters.
  • Python Knowledge: Basic knowledge of Python programming is essential.
  • Django Knowledge: Familiarity with Django views and URL patterns is recommended.

Step 1: Using Query Strings

Query strings are a common way to pass data in URLs. In Django, you can access query string parameters from the request object. They are often used in GET requests.

Sample Query String Usage

Extract and use query string parameters in a Django view:

def my_view(request):
parameter_value = request.GET.get('parameter_name')
# Use parameter_value in your view logic

Step 2: Capturing Dynamic Segments in URLs

Django's URL patterns allow you to capture dynamic segments from the URL and pass them as parameters to your views. This is often used in URL routing.

Sample URL Pattern Configuration

Define a URL pattern that captures a dynamic segment and passes it to a view:

from django.urls import path
from . import views
urlpatterns = [
path('my_view/<str:dynamic_segment>/', views.my_view),

Step 3: Using Captured URL Parameters

Access and use captured URL parameters in your view.

Sample View Using Captured Parameters

Use the captured parameter in your view:

def my_view(request, dynamic_segment):
# Use dynamic_segment in your view logic


Working with URL parameters in Django, including query strings and dynamic segments, is a fundamental aspect of web development. This guide provides the knowledge to handle URL parameters effectively in your Django application.