There is a lot of documentation on how to serialize a Model QuerySet but how do you just serialize to JSON the fields of a Model Instance?
You can easily use a list to wrap the required object and that's all what django serializers need to correctly serialize it, eg.:
from django.core import serializers # assuming obj is a model instance serialized_obj = serializers.serialize('json', [ obj, ])
If you're dealing with a list of model instances the best you can do is using
serializers.serialize(), it gonna fit your need perfectly.
However, you are to face an issue with trying to serialize a single object, not a
list of objects. That way, in order to get rid of different hacks, just use Django's
model_to_dict (if I'm not mistaken,
serializers.serialize() relies on it, too):
from django.forms.models import model_to_dict # assuming obj is your model instance dict_obj = model_to_dict( obj )
You now just need one straight
json.dumps call to serialize it to json:
import json serialized = json.dumps(dict_obj)
That's it! :)