Daniel Ruf Daniel Ruf - 2 months ago 37
Java Question

directly convert CSV file to JSON file using the Jackson library

I am using following code:

CsvSchema bootstrap = CsvSchema.emptySchema().withHeader();
ObjectMapper mapper = new CsvMapper();
File csvFile = new File("input.csv"); // or from String, URL etc
Object user = mapper.reader(?).withSchema(bootstrap).readValue(new File("data.csv"));
mapper.writeValue(new File("data.json"), user);

It throws an error in my IDE saying
cannot find symbol method withSchema(CsvSchema)
but why? I have used the code from some examples.

I don't know what to write into
as I want to convert any CSV file.

How can I convert any CSV file to JSON and save it to the disk?

What to do next? The examples


I think, you should use MappingIterator to solve your problem. See below example:

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.MappingIterator;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.csv.CsvMapper;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.csv.CsvSchema;

public class JacksonProgram {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        File input = new File("/x/data.csv");
        File output = new File("/x/data.json");

        List<Map<?, ?>> data = readObjectsFromCsv(input);
        writeAsJson(data, output);

    public static List<Map<?, ?>> readObjectsFromCsv(File file) throws IOException {
        CsvSchema bootstrap = CsvSchema.emptySchema().withHeader();
        CsvMapper csvMapper = new CsvMapper();
        MappingIterator<Map<?, ?>> mappingIterator = csvMapper.reader(Map.class).with(bootstrap).readValues(file);

        return mappingIterator.readAll();

    public static void writeAsJson(List<Map<?, ?>> data, File file) throws IOException {
        ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
        mapper.writeValue(file, data);

See this page: jackson-dataformat-csv for more information and examples.