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Parsing JSON Data

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Hi all, I am trying to parse a data I got from a web service.


I have loaded it into a QVariant, how do I parse the JSON and display the first result? Thanks


void JSONParsingTest::replyReceived(QNetworkReply* networkReply)
	JsonDataAccess jsonDataAccess= new JsonDataAccess(this);
	QVariant jsonQVariant=jsonDataAccess.loadFromBuffer(networkReply->readAll());





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Re: Parsing JSON Data

i would suggest to start with the JsonDataAccess API docs. There are also some sample projects that cover this.

you can always use qDebug to print the content of your QVariant, this should allow you to see what item you have (like QVariantList).
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Re: Parsing JSON Data

A little example:


QByteArray content = networkReply->readAll();
QString jsonString = QString::fromUtf8(content.data(), content.size());
bb::data::JsonDataAccess jda;
QVariant list = jda.loadFromBuffer(jsonString);
    bb::data::DataAccessError theError = jda.error();
    emit fetchError(1337, theError.errorMessage()); //My custom error signal
    QVariantMap result = list.value<QVariantMap>();
    pageTitle = result.value("title").toString();
    qDebug() << "Title: " << pageTitle;
    pageContents = result.value("content").toString();
    qDebug() << "Content: " << pageContents;
    QString iconUrl = result.value("favicon").toString();
    qDebug() << "Favicon: " << iconUrl;
    //Continue processing here


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Re: Parsing JSON Data

And if the result of the webservice is an array like this one


        "firstname": "Alec",
        "lastname": "Saunders",
        "age": 25
        "firstname": "Thorsten",
        "lastname": "Heins",
        "age": 58
        "firstname": "BlackBerry",
        "lastname": "Dev",
        "age": 25



The code to handle the result is the following


const QByteArray result(reply->readAll());

JsonDataAccess jda;

QVariantList userList = jda.loadFromBuffer(result).toList();

Q_FOREACH(const QVariant &user, userList) {
    QVariantMap data = user.value<QVariantMap>();

    QString firstName = data.value("firstname").toString();
    QString lastName = data.value("lastname").toString();
    int age = data.value("age").toInt();

    // handle the rest


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Re: Parsing JSON Data

First you need to confirm whether you are getting json array or json object.

For json object value is parsed as QvariantMap in key value pair but in case of json array, you will get QVariantList having   

all json objects as QVariantMap.

Dharmender Singh