Accessing Json array with Java

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I'm just getting started with using json with java. For instance, my json looks like this:

{
  "locations": {
    "record": [
      {
        "id": 8817,
        "loc": "NEW YORK CITY"
      },
      {
        "id": 2873,
        "loc": "UNITED STATES"
      },
      {
        "id": 1501
        "loc": "NEW YORK STATE"
      }
    ]
  }
}

my code:

JSONObject req = new JSONObject(join(loadStrings(data.json),""));
JSONObject locs = req.getJSONObject("locations");
JSONArray recs = locs.getJSONArray("record");

I have access to the "record" JSONArray at this point, but am unsure as to how I'd get the "id" and "loc" values within a for loop.

Jan 22, 2019 in Java by Sushmita
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1 answer to this question.

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An org.json.JSONArray is not iterable.
Here's how I process elements in a net.sf.json.JSONArray:

    JSONArray lineItems = jsonObject.getJSONArray("lineItems");
    for (Object o : lineItems) {
        JSONObject jsonLineItem = (JSONObject) o;
        String key = jsonLineItem.getString("key");
        String value = jsonLineItem.getString("value");
        ...
    }

Works great... :)

Hope this helps!

Check out Java course online to learn more about it.

Thanks!

answered Jan 22, 2019 by developer_1
• 3,320 points

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