Parse and serialize JSON

Introduction

This example shows how to use the builtin json module to parse and serialize JSON Objects and Arrays.

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Using the Code [top]

  • Import the Parse and serialize JSON channel from the Builtin: Iguana Protocols repository
  • Experiment with the code to find out how it works
  • Then add the module(s) to your Translator project
  • Adapt the code to your own requirements
  • Use json.parse{} to parse JSON Objects or Arrays
  • Use json.serialize{} to serialize a table into a JSON Object or Array
  • Interactive scripting help is included for this module

This is the github code for the main module:

The example1.lua code uses simple XML to demonstrate parsing and serialization:

The other two local files use a more realistic demographic example, example2.lua uses a JSON object and example3.lua uses a JSON table.

How it works [top]

The code uses json.parse{} to parse both a JSON Object and a JSON Array into two tables. It then uses json.serialize{} to serialize the tables into a JSON Object and Array. You can inspect the annotations to see how this works.

The code is broken into three local files: The first example (example1.lua) uses a very simple XML example, the second and third examples (example2.lua and example3.lua) use a more realistic demographic example.

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