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Posts: 135
Registered: ‎04-25-2009
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: AT&T

How can I access children of JSON data simply?

I have json data that I receive over the network. However, I do not want to put it in a list. All I want is to easily be able to grab a hold of the value of one of the children. Seems very simple, but after hours and hours of searching I have found nothing.


void myApp::loginRequestFinished(QNetworkReply* reply) {
	if (reply->error() == QNetworkReply::NoError) {

		const QByteArray response(reply->readAll());
		QString stringResponse = QString(response);
		// and parse the JSON into a usable format
		JsonDataAccess jda;
		QVariantMap results = jda.loadFromBuffer(response).toMap();

} else { qDebug() << "\n Problem with the network"; qDebug() << "\n" << reply->errorString(); } reply->deleteLater(); }


As you can see I put my http response into a QByteArray and then into a QVariantMap. I also made a String type of the data so I could easily see the response while debugging.

From this point, what variable type do I have to assign the json data to in order to grab certain values. For instance, my JSON data looks like this:


  "json": {
    "errors": [],
    "data": {
      "modhash": "modhashRandom45866392025685",
      "cookie": "cookierandom348539943853989453"


And I just want to grab the string value of the modhash and the cookie, and then do things with them.

I'm looking for something like the following:

QString modhashValue = jsonDataVariable.data.modhash;


Just grabbing the value of json properties. Very simple, but how?






Posts: 293
Registered: ‎10-15-2012
My Device: bb10 developer
My Carrier: Orange

Re: How can I access children of JSON data simply?



just break it down:


QVariantMap results = jda.loadFromBuffer(response).toMap();


QVariantMap json = results["json"].toMap();


QVariantMap data = json["data"].toMap();


QString cookie = data["cookie"].toString();



Posts: 1,746
Registered: ‎04-08-2010
My Device: Passport Silver, PRIV
My Carrier: Telekom.de, O2, Vodafone

Re: How can I access children of JSON data simply?

using it this way you can work with defaults if the key wasn't found in the map:

data.value("cookie", "chocolate").toString();


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