Since version 1.7, Django counts with the built-in
JsonResponse class, which is a subclass of
Its default Content-Type header is set to application/json, which is really convenient. It also comes with a
JSON encoder, so you don’t need to serialize the data before returning the response object.
See a minimal example below:
By default, the
JsonResponse’s first parameter, data, should be a dict instance. To pass any other
JSON-serializable object you must set the safe parameter to False.
See below the class signature:
- data: (no default)
- encoder: django.core.serializers.json.DjangoJSONEncoder
- safe: True
- json_dumps_params: None
If you want to return Django models as JSON, you may want to it this way:
Django 1.6 or below
For older versions of Django, you must use an
HttpResponse object. See an example below:
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