bash- bash- - 1 month ago 25
Python Question

django serialize queryset.values() into json

I have a model that has many fields, however for this problem I only need 3 of those fields. When I try to serialize a

.values
set I get an exception

queryset = myModel.objects.filter(foo_icontains=bar).values('f1', 'f2', 'f3')
serialized_q = serializers.serialize('json', queryset, ensure_ascii=False)

Answer

Django serializers can only serialize queryset, values() does not return queryset rather ValuesQuerySet object. So, avoid using values(). Rather, specifiy the fields you wish to use in values(), in the serialize method as follows:

Look at this SO question for example

objectQuerySet = ConventionCard.objects.filter(ownerUser = user)
data = serializers.serialize('json', list(objectQuerySet), fields=('fileName','id'))

Instead of using objectQuerySet.values('fileName','id'), specify those fields using the fields parameter of serializers.serialize() as shown above.