If Piccolo Admin encounters a 500 error, for example:

  • The database is unavailable

  • A table doesn’t exist

Then Piccolo Admin will use Python’s exception logger to log the exception. If running the app via uvicorn, you will then see the exception traceback in the terminal.

Debug mode

During development, you can run Piccolo Admin in debug mode.

app = create_admin(tables=[MyTable], debug=True)

When a 500 error is returned via the API, a stack trace is included.

This is useful if you want to inspect any 500 errors from the API in the browser.


DO NOT USE THIS IN PRODUCTION - the stack traces are for the developer’s eyes only.