zmanc zmanc - 6 months ago 18
JSON Question

Creating a json object using jackson

How can I create a json array like the example below using jackson.

I tried using ObjectMapper, but this does not seem correct.

try (DirectoryStream<Path> ds = Files.newDirectoryStream(path)) {
for (Path file : ds) {
System.out.println("name:"+file.getFileName()+
"\n"+
"mime:"+Files.probeContentType(file)+
"\n"+
"locked:"+!Files.isWritable(file));
}
} catch (IOException e) {
System.err.println(e);
}


Eventually I will be making a json that has the below values.

* - (int) size file size in b. required
* - (int) ts file modification time in unix time. required
* - (string) mime mimetype. required for folders, others - optionally
* - (bool) read read permissions. required
* - (bool) write write permissions. required
* - (bool) locked is object locked. optionally
* - (bool) hidden is object hidden. optionally
* - (string) alias for symlinks - link target path relative to root path. optionally
* - (string) target for symlinks - link target path. optionally


Here is an example json I was provided.

"files": [
{
"mime": "directory",
"ts": 1334071677,
"read": 1,
"write": 0,
"size": 0,
"hash": "l1_Lw",
"volumeid": "l1_",
"name": "Demo",
"locked": 1,
"dirs": 1
},
{
"mime": "directory",
"ts": 1334071677,
"read": 1,
"write": 0,
"size": 0,
"hash": "l1_Lw",
"volumeid": "l1_",
"name": "Demo",
"locked": 1,
"dirs": 1
},
{
"mime": "directory",
"ts": 1340114567,
"read": 0,
"write": 0,
"size": 0,
"hash": "l1_QmFja3Vw",
"name": "Backup",
"phash": "l1_Lw",
"locked": 1
},
{
"mime": "directory",
"ts": 1310252178,
"read": 1,
"write": 0,
"size": 0,
"hash": "l1_SW1hZ2Vz",
"name": "Images",
"phash": "l1_Lw",
"locked": 1
},
{
"mime": "application\/x-genesis-rom",
"ts": 1310347586,
"read": 1,
"write": 0,
"size": 3683,
"hash": "l1_UkVBRE1FLm1k",
"name": "README.md",
"phash": "l1_Lw",
"locked": 1
}
]


EDIT 1

Map<String, Object> filesMap = new HashMap<>();
List<Object> files = new ArrayList<Object>();
System.out.println("\nNo filter applied:");
try (DirectoryStream<Path> ds = Files.newDirectoryStream(path)) {
for (Path file : ds) {
Map<String, Object> fileInfo = new HashMap<>();
fileInfo.put("name", file.getFileName().toString());
// Prints Files in Director
// Files.getAttribute(file,"size");
System.out.println("name:" + file.getFileName().toString() +
"\n" +
"mime:" + Files.probeContentType(file) +
"\n" +
"locked:" + !Files.isWritable(file));
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
String json = mapper.writeValueAsString(fileInfo);
files.add(json);
}
} catch (IOException e) {
System.err.println(e);
}
files.toArray();
filesMap.put("files", files);
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
String jsonString;
try {
jsonString = mapper.writeValueAsString(filesMap);
} catch (IOException e) {
jsonString = "fail"; //To change body of catch statement use File | Settings | File Templates.
}


Puts out the following json which is closer, but I can't figure out why the extra quotes before and after the {}.

{"files":["{\"name\":\"32C92124-EFCF-42C1-AFD2-8B741AE6854B.jpg\"}","{\"name\":\"58D5B83F-4065-4D6E-92BE-8181D99CB6CB.jpg\"}","{\"name\":\"7B1464A0-FBA1-429E-8A39-3DE5B539FBF8.jpg\"}","{\"name\":\"888159CF-45BE-475F-8C6A-64B3E1D97278.jpg\"}"]}


Final Answer

Map<String, Object> filesMap = new HashMap<>();
List<Object> files = new ArrayList<Object>();
System.out.println("\nNo filter applied:");
try (DirectoryStream<Path> ds = Files.newDirectoryStream(path)) {
for (Path file : ds) {
Map<String, Object> fileInfo = new HashMap<>();
fileInfo.put("name", file.getFileName().toString());
System.out.println("name:" + file.getFileName().toString() +
"\n" +
"mime:" + Files.probeContentType(file) +
"\n" +
"locked:" + !Files.isWritable(file));
files.add(fileInfo);
}
} catch (IOException e) {
System.err.println(e);
}
files.toArray();
filesMap.put("files", files);
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
String jsonString;
try {
jsonString = mapper.writeValueAsString(filesMap);
} catch (IOException e) {
jsonString = "fail";
}

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Answer

You need a JsonNodeFactory:

final JsonNodeFactory factory = JsonNodeFactory.instance;

This class has methods to create ArrayNodes, ObjectNodes, IntNodes, DecimalNodes, TextNodes and whatnot. ArrayNodes and ObjectNodes have convenience mutation methods for adding directly most JSON primitive (non container) values without having to go through the factory (well, internally, they reference this factory, that is why).

As to an ObjectMapper, note that it is both a serializer (ObjectWriter) and deserializer (ObjectReader).

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