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UDF JsonVar - convert a variable (also all array types) to json or back while preserv variable type

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Hi all, I wasnt active in this Forum forum for Years.¬†ūüėÖ

Since I need something with Json in AutoIt i write a little UDF to save a variable to file to read it with another language - and back. After a while until my other script grows i thought - lets integrate all variables wich is possible, because i want have arrays to.

This is my first public UDF in Autoit - normaly my AutoIt scripts are quick an dirty.... - like the examples for this udf. - someone want to write nice examples?

I tried to write this UDF properly, cared for processing speed, low mem consumption as possible, a short code, and a high usability without beeing very familiar with arrays.

What is it for? - convert nearly all types of variables to a json string for saving it in a file or to an ini. Read it back in to a same formated variable and preserv variable types. All array types are supported with nested arrays, the only restriction is ram and array/stringsize - and time if the array is very big. You can use Filters for variable types and some other options.

If anyone found a bug or any suggestions, please post it.

 

get Json.au3 from here Json.au3

 

 

JsonVar 2019.01.25.1.zip

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      #include "jq.au3" _jqInit() If @error Then Exit ConsoleWrite("ERROR: Unable to initialize jq - @error = " & @error & @CRLF) $sJson = '{"Apple" : {"color":"Red","season":"Fall"}, "Banana":{"color":"Yellow","season":"Summer"}}' $sFilter = 'getpath(["Banana", "color"])' $sCmdOutput = _jqExec($sJson, $sFilter) ConsoleWrite("Get color of banana" & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Input: : " & _jqCompactPrintJson($sJson) & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Filter : " & $sFilter & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Output : " & $sCmdOutput & @CRLF)  
      Check for the existence of a key
      #include "jq.au3" _jqInit() If @error Then Exit ConsoleWrite("ERROR: Unable to initialize jq - @error = " & @error & @CRLF) $sJson = '{"Apple":{"color":"Red","season":"Fall"}, "Banana":{"color":"Yellow","season":"Summer"}}' $sFilter = '.Banana | has("color")' $sCmdOutput = _jqExec($sJson, $sFilter) ConsoleWrite("Check for existence of color key within Banana object" & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Input: : " & _jqCompactPrintJson($sJson) & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Filter : " & $sFilter & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Output : " & $sCmdOutput & @CRLF) Count of how many Items in an object
      #include "jq.au3" _jqInit() If @error Then Exit ConsoleWrite("ERROR: Unable to initialize jq - @error = " & @error & @CRLF) $sJson = '{"Apple":{"color":"Red"}, "Banana":{"color":"Yellow","season":"Summer"}}' $sFilter = '.Banana | length' $sCmdOutput = _jqExec($sJson, $sFilter) ConsoleWrite("How many items in the Banana object" & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Input: : " & _jqCompactPrintJson($sJson) & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Filter : " & $sFilter & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Output : " & $sCmdOutput & @CRLF) How to PUT/Create/Modify JSON
      #include "jq.au3" _jqInit() If @error Then Exit ConsoleWrite("ERROR: Unable to initialize jq - @error = " & @error & @CRLF) $sInput = "" $sFilter = 'setpath(["Apple","color"];"Red") | setpath(["Banana","color"];"Yellow") | setpath(["Banana","season"];"Summer")' $sOptions = '-n' ;required if no input supplied $sCmdOutput = _jqExec($sInput, $sFilter, $sOptions) ConsoleWrite("Update/Create JSON" & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Filter : " & $sFilter & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Output : " & @CRLF & $sCmdOutput & @CRLF) List all of the fruits (top-level keys)
      #include "jq.au3" _jqInit() If @error Then Exit ConsoleWrite("ERROR: Unable to initialize jq - @error = " & @error & @CRLF) $sJson = '{"Apple":{"color":"Red"}, "Banana":{"color":"Yellow","season":"Summer"}}' $sFilter = 'keys | .[]' $sCmdOutput = _jqExec($sJson, $sFilter) ConsoleWrite("List all top-level keys (fruits)" & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Input : " & $sJson & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Filter : " & $sFilter & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Output : " & @CRLF & $sCmdOutput & @CRLF) Calculate the sum of all of the objects' price * qty
      #include "jq.au3" _jqInit() If @error Then Exit ConsoleWrite("ERROR: Unable to initialize jq - @error = " & @error & @CRLF) $sJson = '[{"id":1,"price":20.00,"qty":10},{"id":2,"price":15.00,"qty":20.25},{"id":3,"price":10.50,"qty":30}]' $sFilter = 'map(.price * .qty) | add' $sCmdOutput = _jqExec($sJson, $sFilter) ConsoleWrite("Calculate the sum of all of the objects' price * qty" & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Input : " & $sJson & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Filter : " & $sFilter & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Output : " & $sCmdOutput & @CRLF)
      The examples above, and the ones in the example files, merely scratch the surface of what jq can do.  It may look intimidating at first but it really isn't that bad once you start playing with it.
      If you have any questions regarding the UDF, or how to perform a certain task using jq, I'll try my best to answer them.  Since jq has been around for a while now, there's also several jq-related questions and answers on StackOverflow.
      If you work with JSON, I hope you find this UDF useful as I do.
    • By nooneclose
      I need to dynamically resize my 2d array while looping. 
      I know this code:
      ReDim $rArray[UBound($rArray) + 1] works for the rows, however, I also need to increase the columns. How would i go about increasing both rows and columns while looping? 
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