Rupesh Yadav Rupesh Yadav - 6 months ago 38
Android Question

How do I remove a specific element from a JSONArray?

I am building one app in which I request a PHP file from server. This PHP file returns a JSONArray having JSONObjects as its elements e.g.,

[
{
"uniqid":"h5Wtd",
"name":"Test_1",
"address":"tst",
"email":"ru_tst@tst.cc",
"mobile":"12345",
"city":"ind"
},
{...},
{...},
...
]


my code:

/* jArrayFavFans is the JSONArray i build from string i get from response.
its giving me correct JSONArray */
JSONArray jArrayFavFans=new JSONArray(serverRespons);
for (int j = 0; j < jArrayFavFans.length(); j++) {
try {
if (jArrayFavFans.getJSONObject(j).getString("uniqid").equals(id_fav_remov)) {
//jArrayFavFans.getJSONObject(j).remove(j); //$ I try this to remove element at the current index... But remove doesn't work here ???? $
//int index=jArrayFavFans.getInt(j);
Toast.makeText(getParent(), "Object to remove...!" + id_fav_remov, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
}
} catch (JSONException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
}
}


How do I remove a specific element from this JSONArray?

Answer

Try this code

ArrayList<String> list = new ArrayList<String>();     
JSONArray jsonArray = (JSONArray)jsonObject; 
int len = jsonArray.length();
if (jsonArray != null) { 
   for (int i=0;i<len;i++){ 
    list.add(jsonArray.get(i).toString());
   } 
}
//Remove the element from arraylist
list.remove(position);
//Recreate JSON Array
JSONArray jsArray = new JSONArray(list);

Edit: Using ArrayList will add "\" to the key and values. So, use JSONArray itself

JSONArray list = new JSONArray();     
JSONArray jsonArray = new JSONArray(jsonstring); 
int len = jsonArray.length();
if (jsonArray != null) { 
   for (int i=0;i<len;i++)
   { 
       //Excluding the item at position
        if (i != position) 
        {
            list.put(jsonArray.get(i));
        }
   } 
}