Posted By: Anonymous
I have JSON data stored in the variable
I want to write this to a text file for testing so I don’t have to grab the data from the server each time.
Currently, I am trying this:
obj = open('data.txt', 'wb') obj.write(data) obj.close
And I am receiving this error:
TypeError: must be string or buffer, not dict
How to fix this?
You forgot the actual JSON part –
data is a dictionary and not yet JSON-encoded. Write it like this for maximum compatibility (Python 2 and 3):
import json with open('data.json', 'w') as f: json.dump(data, f)
On a modern system (i.e. Python 3 and UTF-8 support), you can write a nicer file with
import json with open('data.json', 'w', encoding='utf-8') as f: json.dump(data, f, ensure_ascii=False, indent=4)