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@JSONFormatElements ( json )

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Alex Zueiv, Tashkent

Formats JSON data in two columns: elements hierarchy and values. Version 2.0

Sample Input:
@JSONFormatElements ( "[{\"exclamation\":\"Hello\"},[{\"punctuation\":\" \"},[{\"noun\":\"World\"},[{\"punctuation\":\"!\"}]]]]" )
Sample Output:
        "exclamation"               : "Hello"
            "punctuation"           : " "
                "noun"              : "World"
                    "punctuation"   : "!"

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


This CF is intended for developers. It allows you to visually separate the data from the document structure. This makes working with JSON API more comfortable.

Required FM16+ (no runtimes).

In this version, the previous CF was completely rewritten. Now it calls recursive subroutines by passing special parameters to itself. FMP functions JSONGetElement() and JSONListKeys() were removed. Complex hierarchical loop was replaced by two linear loops to process formatted JSON document as a plain list of values. This way it works much faster, but you should avoid using ": " in key names.

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