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Parse JSON file with servlet

Aditya Sirohi
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Joined: Jan 05, 2010
Posts: 93

Hello All,

I am trying to parse a JSON file inside a servlet. Can you tell me how do i get started. The sample of JSON file is as below:-

{ items: [
label: "Setting up the Environment for CI",
id: "1",
message: "Dojo is available under *either* the terms of the modified BSD " +
"license *or* the Academic Free License version",

If i want to get the value of the message property in the JSON file, how do i get that? Also can you point to Servlet+JSON tutorials.

Sean Clark

Joined: Jul 15, 2009
Posts: 377


I recommend you don't try to do this yourself and use a java library that exists already for this. I've used the one from the site and it would be more than useable in your situation.


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Aditya Sirohi
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Thanks Sean,

Can you get me started on this with a small example. I can pick from there.

Bear Bibeault
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An example is only possible if you pick one of the libraries. Personally, I've been using Google's Gson library.

By the way, most of these libraries will require strictly valid JSON as input; which your example is not.

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I've also been using GSON because it is so simple.

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