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Endpoints tool window

If you are developing a Django application or an API based on Django REST Framework or FastAPI, you can get an overview of all declared URLs and endpoints in the Endpoints tool window. The tool window can assist you when developing microservices and backend-frontend communication. It is also helpful for working with RESTful APIs.

Endpoint tool window
Endpoint tool window

To navigate to the endpoint declaration from the Endpoints tool window, do one of the following:

  • Select Jump to source from the endpoint's context menu.

  • Select the endpoint and press F4.

  • Double-click the endpoint.

Jump to source from the Endpoint tool window
Jump to source from the Endpoint tool window

To search for endpoint declarations, go to Navigate | URL Mapping from the main menu or press Command Shift \ and select the relevant declaration from the list.

Find Express route declaration

In the Endpoints tool window, you can filter the list of endpoints by module, type, and framework.

Endpoint tool window: filter by module

To explore the endpoints declared in library files, click App client expui general inspections inspections eye, and then select Show From Libraries.

Endpoints marked as deprecated appear with a strikethrough (crossed out).





Filter endpoints by module or select an external module


Filter endpoints by type


Filter endpoints by framework

the Configure OpenAPI Sources icon

Configure OpenAPI Sources: Add an external OpenAPI specification (for example, from SwaggerHub) to include endpoints from this specification in the Endpoints tool window and highlight them with a yellow background. In the OpenAPI Specifications window that opens, click the Add button in the Remote Specifications list, and specify the URL of an OpenAPI specification file or find an OpenAPI specification on SwaggerHub. This also adds URLs defined in the specification to code completion.

Learn more from Working with REST APIs in PyCharm.

App client expui general inspections inspections eye

Configure the tool window layout and filters:

  • Compact List Items: Show only the endpoint addresses, without the type and framework.

  • Group by Module: Group endpoints from the same module.

  • Show From Libraries: Include endpoints defined in libraries.

  • Show From Tests: Include endpoints defined in tests.

Endpoint details

When you select an endpoint, you can see the details in the dedicated pane. Use the Show Side Panel icon or App client expui general preview vertically to show and hide the details pane.

Shows the documentation for the HTTP method in the referenced class, function, or method.

Endpoints tool window: Documentation tab

Shows the generated HTTP request for the selected endpoint.

Django URL parameters are enclosed in double curly braces.

If the corresponding server is running, you can submit the request to see the response immediately or open it in a separate HTTP requests file in the editor. For more information, refer to HTTP Client.

Endpoints tool window: HTTP Client tab

Shows the generated OpenAPI specification for the selected endpoints.

You can also generate an OpenAPI specification for an entire module: right-click a module in the Endpoints tool window and select Export Draft of OpenAPI Specification.

Endpoints tool window: OpenAPI tab

To preview the specification in a separate file, click The Export Draft of OpenAPI Specification button.

Last modified: 06 September 2023