Django / DRF – Get field of a related model


What I want is get field of a related model by serializer.
I have 2 models:

class Question(models.Model):
    question_text = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    def __str__(self):
        return self.question_text    

class Test(models.Model):
    test_name = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    pub_date = models.DateTimeField('date published')
    question = models.ManyToManyField(Question, related_name='tests')
    def __str__(self):
        return self.test_name

Why I’ve used ManyToManyField?
Because I’ve followed here:

Now I can do smth like:
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But I want get question_text in response.
What I tried:

class TestSerializer(serializers.HyperlinkedModelSerializer):
    question_text = serializers.CharField(read_only=True, source="question.question_text")
    class Meta:
        model = Test
        fields = ['pk', 'test_name', 'pub_date', 'question_text']
        expandable_fields = {
 'question': (QuestionSerializer, {'many': True})

But it returned:

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I understand, that problem might be in DB relations, but I can’t get it.
Thanks in advance!


Use nested serializer:

class QuestionSerializer(serializers.ModelSerializer):
    class Meta:
        model = Question
        fields = ['question_text']

class TestSerializer(serializers.ModelSerializer):
    question = QuestionSerializer(many=True)
    class Meta:
        model = Test
        fields = ['pk', 'test_name', 'pub_date', 'question']

Answered By – Amin

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