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  • JSON Parsing

    We have a JSON String which looks like this:

    "responseCode": 200,
    "message": "success",
    "content": {
    "1": {
    "headerType": "Large",
    "imageAlign": "Left",
    "name": "clickTo",
    "nextButtonText": "Next",
    "order": "2",
    "previousButtonText": "Previous",
    "qid": "1",
    "showQuestionCount": "Yes",
    "text": "Customer Details:",
    "textAlign": "Left",
    "type": "control_head",
    "verticalTextAlign": "Middle"
    "2": {
    "buttonAlign": "Left",
    "buttonStyle": "None",
    "clear": "No",
    "clearText": "Clear Form",
    "encryptIcon": "No",
    "name": "Button",
    "order": "14",
    "print": "No",
    "printText": "Print Form",
    "qid": "2",
    "text": "Submit",
    "type": "control_button"
    "3": {
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "middle": "No",
    "name": "fullName3",
    "order": "3",
    "prefix": "No",
    "qid": "3",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "Yes",
    "sublabels": {
    "prefix": "Prefix",
    "first": "First Name",
    "middle": "Middle Name",
    "last": "Last Name",
    "suffix": "Suffix"
    "suffix": "No",
    "text": "Full Name",
    "type": "control_fullname"
    "4": {
    "countryDropdownDefaultText": "Please Select",
    "customCountryDropdown": "No",
    "hasAutocomplete": "No",
    "hasGeolocation": "No",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "name": "address4",
    "order": "4",
    "qid": "4",
    "required": "Yes",
    "requiredInputs": "st1|state|city|zip|country",
    "states": "textbox",
    "subfields": "state|zip|st1|city|st2",
    "sublabels": {
    "cc_firstName": "First Name",
    "cc_lastName": "Last Name",
    "cc_number": "Credit Card Number",
    "cc_ccv": "Security Code",
    "cc_exp_month": "Expiration Month",
    "cc_exp_year": "Expiration Year",
    "addr_line1": "Street Address",
    "addr_line2": "Street Address Line 2",
    "city": "City",
    "state": "State / Province",
    "postal": "Postal / Zip Code",
    "country": "Country"
    "text": "Address",
    "type": "control_address"
    "5": {
    "countryCode": "No",
    "inputMask": "enable",
    "inputMaskValue": "(###) ###-####",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "name": "phoneNumber5",
    "order": "5",
    "qid": "5",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "Yes",
    "sublabels": {
    "area": "Area Code",
    "phone": "Phone Number"
    "text": "Phone Number",
    "type": "control_phone"
    "6": {
    "allowCustomDomains": "No",
    "confirmation": "No",
    "confirmationHint": "Confirm Email",
    "confirmationSublabel": "Confirm Email",
    "disallowFree": "No",
    "domainCheck": "No",
    "hint": "ex:",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "name": "email6",
    "order": "6",
    "qid": "6",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "No",
    "size": "310",
    "subLabel": "",
    "text": "E-mail",
    "type": "control_email",
    "validation": "Email",
    "verificationCode": "No"
    "7": {
    "name": "clickTo7",
    "order": "7",
    "qid": "7",
    "text": "<hr />",
    "type": "control_text"
    "8": {
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "multipleSelections": "No",
    "name": "howDid8",
    "options": "Newspaper|Internet|Magazine|Other (Please specify...)",
    "order": "8",
    "qid": "8",
    "required": "Yes",
    "searchText": "Search",
    "shuffle": "No",
    "size": "0",
    "special": "None",
    "text": "How did you hear about us?",
    "type": "control_dropdown",
    "visibleOptions": "1",
    "width": "310"
    "9": {
    "hint": " ",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "name": "other",
    "order": "9",
    "qid": "9",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "Yes",
    "size": "310",
    "text": "Other",
    "type": "control_textbox",
    "validation": "None"
    "11": {
    "cols": "648",
    "entryLimit": "None-0",
    "entryLimitMin": "None-0",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "mde": "No",
    "name": "feedbackAbout11",
    "order": "10",
    "qid": "11",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "No",
    "rows": "163",
    "text": "Feedback about us:",
    "type": "control_textarea",
    "validation": "None",
    "wysiwyg": "Disable"
    "12": {
    "cols": "648",
    "entryLimit": "None-0",
    "entryLimitMin": "None-0",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "mde": "No",
    "name": "suggestionsIf",
    "order": "11",
    "qid": "12",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "No",
    "rows": "163",
    "text": "Suggestions if any for further improvement:",
    "type": "control_textarea",
    "validation": "None",
    "wysiwyg": "Disable"
    "13": {
    "allowOther": "No",
    "labelAlign": "Auto",
    "name": "willYou",
    "options": "Yes|Maybe|No",
    "order": "12",
    "otherText": "Other",
    "qid": "13",
    "readonly": "No",
    "required": "No",
    "shuffle": "No",
    "special": "None",
    "spreadCols": "1",
    "text": "Will you be willing to recommend us?",
    "type": "control_checkbox"
    "14": {
    "dcolumns": "[{"type":"Radio Button","text":"Not Satisfied"},{"type":"Check Box","text":"Somewhat Satisfied"},{"type":"Drop Down","text":"Satisfied","options":"Yes|No"},{"type":"Text Box","text":"Any thoughts?"}]",
    "dropdown": "Yes|No",
    "emojiCount": "5",
    "inputType": "Text Box",
    "labelAlign": "Top",
    "mcolumns": "Full Name|Address|Contact Number",
    "mrows": "1|2",
    "name": "pleaseGive14",
    "order": "13",
    "qid": "14",
    "required": "No",
    "reverseSliderValues": "No",
    "shuffleMatrix": "No",
    "text": "Please give reference of any two people whom you feel:",
    "toggleText": "Yes|No",
    "type": "control_matrix"
    "15": {
    "alt": "",
    "headerImage": "",
    "headerType": "Default",
    "imageAlign": "Left",
    "name": "test",
    "nextButtonText": "Next",
    "order": "1",
    "previousButtonText": "Previous",
    "qid": "15",
    "showQuestionCount": "Yes",
    "subHeader": "",
    "text": "Test",
    "textAlign": "Left",
    "type": "control_head",
    "verticalTextAlign": "Middle",
    "width": ""
    "duration": "21ms",
    "limit-left": 865

    We need to find how how many of the numbers may be listed, so there maybe 2 in one file or 50 in another file so we can look through them and get the field names. I can get the JSON and reference it:

    getdetails = "" + e._currentrowdatanew.jotformform + "/questions?apiKey=" + e._currentrowdatanew.jotformapi
    response = http_get(getdetails)
    jsontxt = response.body
    p = json_parse(jsontxt)
    message = p.message
    if message = "success" then

    'continue to get the fields
    fieldtype = p.content._10.type

    But we need to loop through depending on how many numbers there are and as you can see the JSON is not standard within each section, so we need to check to see if a key exists and then reference it.

    Any help would be appreciated


  • #2
    You've had no responses. It may be because others, like myself, don't understand what you need. Can you re-explain this part:?

    But we need to loop through depending on how many numbers there are and as you can see the JSON is not standard within each section, so we need to check to see if a key exists and then reference it.


    • #3

      He's probably (I'm assuming) talking about the individual sections which are labeled 1,2,3,4,5, etc.


      First, I copied and pasted the json in your post into alpha and it won't parse. Maybe something was missed or incomplete? Nonetheless the function I think you are looking for is size(). In your case p.size(). As you drill down you might need more loops within loops.

      Here is a sample. In the sample I collect all of the donut batter types into a list from some json data...

      dim p as p
      dim batterList as c = ""
      dim jsonData as c = ""
      jsonData = <<%json% [ { "id": "0001", "type": "donut", "name": "Cake", "ppu": 0.55, "batters": { "batter": [ { "id": "1001", "type": "Regular" }, { "id": "1002", "type": "Chocolate" }, { "id": "1003", "type": "Blueberry" }, { "id": "1004", "type": "Devil's Food" } ] }, "topping": [ { "id": "5001", "type": "None" }, { "id": "5002", "type": "Glazed" }, { "id": "5005", "type": "Sugar" }, { "id": "5007", "type": "Powdered Sugar" }, { "id": "5006", "type": "Chocolate with Sprinkles" }, { "id": "5003", "type": "Chocolate" }, { "id": "5004", "type": "Maple" } ] }, { "id": "0002", "type": "donut", "name": "Raised", "ppu": 0.55, "batters": { "batter": [ { "id": "1001", "type": "Regular" } ] }, "topping": [ { "id": "5001", "type": "None" }, { "id": "5002", "type": "Glazed" }, { "id": "5005", "type": "Sugar" }, { "id": "5003", "type": "Chocolate" }, { "id": "5004", "type": "Maple" } ] }, { "id": "0003", "type": "donut", "name": "Old Fashioned", "ppu": 0.55, "batters": { "batter": [ { "id": "1001", "type": "Regular" }, { "id": "1002", "type": "Chocolate" } ] }, "topping": [ { "id": "5001", "type": "None" }, { "id": "5002", "type": "Glazed" }, { "id": "5003", "type": "Chocolate" }, { "id": "5004", "type": "Maple" } ] } ] %json%
      p = json_parse(jsonData) FOR i = 1 to p.size()
      'Collect batter types
      FOR y = 1 to p[i].batters.batter.size()
      batterList = batterList + crlf(1) + p[i].batters.batter[y].type
      On an unrelated note I really wish Alpha's forum wouldn't destroy the formatting.
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