Amila Iddamalgoda Amila Iddamalgoda - 5 months ago 37
JSON Question

Java + jackson parsing error Unrecognized character escape

I need to do a POST json string , using HttpClient. Following will be the code i have. From the other end the Json is mapped to an object.

HttpClient client = HttpClientBuilder.create().build();
HttpPost post = new HttpPost(url);
String jsonData = "{ \"provider\" : null , \"password\" : \"a\", \"userid\" : \"mlpdemo\\mlpdemoins\" }";
post.setEntity(new ByteArrayEntity( jsonData.toString().getBytes("UTF8")));
HttpResponse response = client.execute(post);


Here all others are correctly mapping expect the userId. Here the problem is with the backward slash(mlpdemo\mlpdemins). I guess. If I send a single string as the user id it will be mapped without any issues.
Eg:-

String jsonData = "{ \"provider\" : null , \"password\" : \"a\", \"userid\" : \"mlpdemoins\" }";


This works .

But I need this (mlpdemo\mlpdemins)to be sent through the POSt. Please help me out.

String jsonData = "{ \"provider\" : null , \"password\" : \"a\", \"userid\" : \"mlpdemo\\mlpdemoins\" }";


Here is the exception Im getting.

com.fasterxml.jackson.core.JsonParseException: Unrecognized character escape 'm' (code 109)
at [Source: java.io.InputStreamReader@29f0a0a2; line: 1, column: 62]
BadRequestException (0ea35150-f33a-4932-a31e-8a1048af53ad): 400 Bad Request, com.strategicgains.restexpress.serialization.DeserializationException: com.fasterxml.jackson.core.JsonParseException: Unrecognized character escape 'm' (code 109)
at [Source: java.io.InputStreamReader@29f0a0a2; line: 1, column: 62]
at com.strategicgains.restexpress.Request.getBodyAs(Request.java:165)
at com.strategicgains.restexpress.Request.getBodyAs(Request.java:181)

Answer

mlpdemo\mlpdemoins is an invalid string you can't use it in JSON . But you can use mlpdemo\\mlpdemoins easily.

below code works fine for me :

String jsonData = "{ \"provider\" : null , \"password\" : \"a\", \"userid\" : \"mlpdemo\\\\mlpdemoins\" }";

ObjectMapper mapper=new ObjectMapper();

System.out.println(mapper.readTree(jsonData));

It will produce this output JSON :

{"provider":null,"password":"a","userid":"mlpdemo\\mlpdemoins"}
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