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JSON - Wildcard Use for Arrays and Maps

asked 2018-07-10 13:47:54 -0500

Karthy gravatar image

updated 2018-07-10 14:02:54 -0500

I have to access JSON array and validate the field is present in the record. From the below sample JSON, I need to access "Listing" and validate ListId field is available or not? If any records without ListId field it should sent to error.

VALID record { "Id":2296, "Department":"StreamSet", "Status":"Open",
"CreatedDate":"2017-04-18T11:55:23.087" "Listing":[ { "ListId":111, "Description":"aaaaaaaaaaaa", "Status":"Closed", "CreatedDate":"2018-01-18T05:21:18.48" }, { "ListId":222, "Description":"bbbbbbbbbb", "Status":"Open", "CreatedDate":"2018-06-19T09:27:54.343" } ] }

INVALID record { "Id":2297, "Department":"StreamSet", "Status":"Open",
"CreatedDate":"2017-04-18T11:55:23.087" "Listing":[ { "Description":"ccccccc", "Status":"Closed", "CreatedDate":"2018-01-18T05:21:18.48" }, { "ListId":333, "Description":"dddddd", "Status":"Open", "CreatedDate":"2018-06-19T09:27:54.343" } ] }

What I tried: Used Static Lookup processor and added the below condition in the precondition. But even the valid records are failing to pass the processor stage. ${record:value('/Listing[*]/ListId') != ''}

How to achieve this validation?

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answered 2018-07-10 14:08:33 -0500

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I think this ends up being a fairly complex validation, and you will likely need to use a scripting process (ex: the Jython one) to evaluate all of the fields in the /Listing LIST field to see if they have the ListId subfield. You can then set an attribute (in the script) like INVALID_LIST or something similar, then attach a stream selector processor afterward (or whatever you need to do) in order take differential action on them.

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Hi Jeff, In support doc they mentioned some wildcards in array index - Can we use something like this? or what is the usage of wildcard is for?

Karthy gravatar imageKarthy ( 2018-07-10 14:26:24 -0500 )edit

Not exactly. Wildcards on field paths are supported, and really only make sense, when you have an operation that is to be performed on fields individually. For example: hashing, removing, type converting, etc. It's not clear how such a semantic would translate into a record-level operation.

jeff gravatar imagejeff ( 2018-07-11 14:07:03 -0500 )edit

Ex: in your particular use case, I assume that you want ALL records whose Listing values comport with the "required field". So you probably want the condition where the set of fields matched by an expression matches the size of the list.

jeff gravatar imagejeff ( 2018-07-11 14:08:38 -0500 )edit
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