Barry Barry - 1 month ago 18x
JSON Question

Decode gzipped JSON in Akka HTTP

I have an endpoint we can call

that internally fetches data from a 3rd party API and then wants to do some transformation before returning a response. Where I am hung up is this 3rd party API is returning gzipped JSON and I can't decode it (yet). I found the decodeRequest directive but it seems I have to use this in my routing and I am a level deeper here. I have an internal method I call once I receive a
to my endpoint
which is named
where I build up an
and pass to
so then in return I have a
which is where I think I want to be but I am stuck here.

With some local APIs I built and consumed in a similar fashion I didn't encode my responses so typically with a
I check the response status and go into conversion to JSON via
but this one needs an extra step as far as I know before transforming to JSON. I realize this question is very similar to this one however that is spray specific and I haven't been able to translate this answer into current akka http


Finally figured this out - this might not be the absolute best to get a bytestring from response but it works .. Turns out you can use Gzip class

and you have two options

  1. Gzip.decode
  2. Gzip.decoderFlow

Here are my examples in case this helps you:

def getMyDomainObject(resp: HttpResponse):Future[MyDomain] = {
 for {
   byteString <- resp.entity.dataBytes.runFold(ByteString(""))(_ ++ _)
   decompressedBytes <- Gzip.decode(byteString)
   result <- Unmarshal(decompressedBytes).to[MyDomain]
  } yield result

def getMyDomainObjectVersion2(resp:HttpResponse):Future[MyDomain] = {