KOM KOM - 4 years ago 367
Python Question

Convert Tweepy Status object into JSON

I'm using Tweepy to download tweets. I have a program that then writes the actual

object to a file in text form. How do I translate this into JSON, or import this object back into Python? I've tried using the JSON library to encode, but Status is not JSON serializable.

Answer Source

The Status object of tweepy itself is not JSON serializable, but it has a _json property which contains JSON serializable response data. For example:

>>> status_list = api.user_timeline(user_handler)
>>> status = status_list[0]
>>> json_str = json.dumps(status._json)
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