Django Rest Framework - Why is giving me an empty result set but printing the serializer shows me the data

I have created a view to search posts based on their body text. I added a breakpoint to the view and I tested it with mutliple search terms and it works. The problem I have is when I do a print(serializer) in the console then I see the data of all the posts it found. But doing a print( gives me body:null in the data object in the front end console and an empty dictionary in the back end console.

Why am I getting body: null?

Here is the response in the console for print(serializer):

SearchSerializer(<QuerySet [<Post: This is a post>, <Post: This is another post>, <Post: Post THREE>, <Post: Post ONE>, <Post: Post ONE by the user>, <Post: Post TWO by the user>]>):
    body = CharField(allow_blank=True, allow_null=True, label='Content', max_length=5000, required=False, style={'base_template': 'textarea.html'})

Here is the view:

class SearchPosts(APIView):
    permission_classes = [IsAuthenticated]    

    def post(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        term ="term")
        posts = Post.objects.filter(body__search=term)
        serializer = SearchSerializer(posts)
        return Response(, status=HTTP_200_OK)

Here is the serializer:

class SearchSerializer(serializers.ModelSerializer):

    class Meta:
        model = Post
        fields = [

Here is the post model:

class Post(models.Model):

    body = models.TextField("content", blank=True, null=True, max_length=5000)
    slug = AutoSlugField(populate_from=["category", "created_at"])
    user = models.ForeignKey(
        User, on_delete=models.CASCADE, related_name="posts")
    published = models.BooleanField(default=False)

    created_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True)
    updated_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now=True)

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = "post"
        verbose_name_plural = "posts"
        db_table = "posts"
        ordering = ["created_at"]
        get_latest_by = "created_at"

    def __str__(self):
        return self.body[0:30]

    def get_absolute_url(self):
        return self.slug

How am I then supposed to get the data in the front end?

  def get(self, request, format=None):
        all_objects = Model.objects.all()
        serializer = YourSerializer(all_objects, many=True)
        return Response(

you missed to forgot get function please refer to the docs

You probably got AttributeError while trying to get You sent Queryset object to the serializer not single instance of Post model. If you want to serialize multiple objects just pass many parameter as True. From docs;

To serialize a queryset or list of objects instead of a single object instance, you should pass the many=True flag when instantiating the serializer.

So, change your usage like;

posts = Post.objects.filter(body__search=term)
serializer = SearchSerializer(posts, many=True)

try def get_serializer_class because in def post - serializer doesn't mean anything

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