Fixing the "Data for this panel isn't available anymore" error in Django Debug Toolbar

Sep 15, 2023 · Updated: Sep 18, 2023 · by Tim Kamanin

Imagine this: you want to optimize your Django project's page loading times. To do this, you've installed the magnificent Django Debug Toolbar that will provide you with the necessary insight into how many queries your page generates. You click on the SQL panel in the Debug Toolbar, and... you get the following error message:

Data for this panel isn't available anymore. Please reload the page and retry.

You might think: "Woot? I was supposed to debug my page, not the tool!"

This happens because the page you're trying to debug generates a lot of information (potentially about loads of database queries), and the Debug Toolbar can't handle that data in its memory. Luckily, there's a RESULTS_CACHE_SIZE setting that you can increase and fix the issue.

Edit your project's and add the RESULTS_CACHE_SIZE variable. By default, its value is 25. Try to set it to at least 1000:


Reload the page and check the SQL panel. If the error persists, increase the RESULTS_CACHE_SIZE value until you find a sweet spot.

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