Querystring Validation#

The querystring is an optional part of the URL that allows for parameters to be specified. It makes sense to check that they’ve sent it in a format you understand. This is done by validating them against a schema you define. Quart-Schema allows validation via decorating the route handler, as so,

from dataclasses import dataclass

from quart_schema import validate_querystring

class Query:
    count_le: Optional[int] = None
    count_gt: Optional[int] = None

async def index(query_args: Query):

this will allow the client to add a count_le, count_gt, or both parameters to the URL e,g. /?count_le=2&count_gt=0.

If the client doesn’t supply correctly structured data they will receive a 400 (bad request) response without your route handler running. If the client does supploy correctly structured data it will be passed into your route handler as the query_args argument.


Querystring parameters must be optional defaulting to None (as querystrings are optional).

Handling validation errors#

By default if the client sends a body that doesn’t satisfy the schema a 400 bad request response will be sent. You can alter this by adding an error handler, for example for a JSON error response,

from quart_schema import RequestSchemaValidationError

async def handle_request_validation_error():
    return {"error": "VALIDATION"}, 400