For a couple of days I've been trying to de-serialise a JSON to a model. My problem is the model and the JSON have different fields, mainly to keep the model pythonic and independent of a specific JSON source. So...
I've been trying to use the
source parameter for each
Field in my serialiser to map to the JSON. E.g. if my Django Model field would be named
timestamp and my JSON would be named
time, I would have a serialiser
Field like this:
timestamp = TimestampField(source='time')
THIS IS WRONG!
It's actually exactly the opposite:
- the variable name is the JSON key
sourcename is the Django Model's field name
So, logically, the correct way is:
time = TimestampField(source='timestamp')
I've only noticed this while debugging through DRF's serializers.py (look for