python – Search for a field added to the serializer


Please help to solve the problem. I need to organize a search by chat name. But the chat name is created when the object is serialized.

name = serializers.SerializerMethodField('get_chat_name')

"SearchFilter" works with queryset, but queryset does not have this field. Because this field is added at the time of serialization.

class ChatList(generics.ListAPIView):
    permission_classes = (permissions.IsAuthenticated,)
    serializer_class = ChatSerializers
    filter_backends = (SearchFilter,)
    search_fields = ('name',)

    def get_queryset(self):
        user = self.request.user
        return Chat.objects.filter(chatusers__user=user)

class ChatSerializers(serializers.ModelSerializer):
    name = serializers.SerializerMethodField('get_chat_name')

    def get_chat_name(self, chat):
        if chat.type == 0:
            queryset = ChatUsers.objects.exclude(user = self.context['request'].user).get(
            user_name = queryset.user.get_full_name()
            if user_name:
                return user_name
                return queryset.user.username
        if chat.type == 1:

It is necessary to find an adequate solution to this problem. Any ideas? I would be grateful for any help.


Standard filtering won't help you here, you have to write your own. APIView has a query_params property that contains all the parameters of a GET request (post did not try, maybe too). In general, everything is described in the documentation , you need to override the get_queryset method and filter the results you need something like this:

qs = Chat.objects.all()
query = self.query_params.get('q')
if query:
    qs = qs.filter(Q(chat__type=1) | Q(chat__name__like=query), Q(chat__type=0) | Q(chat__user__first_name__like=query))
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