Override “remaining elements truncated” in Python

Each Answer to this Q is separated by one/two green lines.

I’m using the Python shell in Django to make some queries. The results keep getting truncated. I get the message, “remaining elements truncated.” How can I see all the results? Or, how can I write the results to a file?

Querysets do this automatically when you just output them in the shell – which implictly calls repr on them. If you call list on the queryset instead, that will output everything:


Note that you don’t need to do this within your code, this is just for output within the shell. Obviously, beware of doing this on a model with a very large number of entries.

The top answer returns an error for me in 2020:

Error in argument: '(MyModel.objects.all())'

What works for me is just iterating over the Queryset as a list comprehension:

[i for i in MyModel.objects.all()]

Say your query is:

>>> Foo.objects.all()

Instead try:

>>> for x in Foo.objects.all(): print x

Or to dump them to a file:

>>> f = open('your_filename','w')
>>> for x in Foo.objects.all(): f.write(u'%s\n' % x)
>>> f.close() 

The answers/resolutions are collected from stackoverflow, are licensed under cc by-sa 2.5 , cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0 .