Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

JSONReadable ( JSON )

Make larger JSON objects and arrays readable

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  Sample input:
JSONReadable($json)

where $json =
{
"messages" :
[
{
"code" : "0",
"message" : "OK"
}
],
"response" :
{
"data" :
[
{
"fieldData" :
{
"ID" : "FB1",
"Name" : "Donuts",
"Stock" : 43
},
"modId" : "6",
"portalData" : {},
"recordId" : "1"
}
],
"dataInfo" :
{
"database" : "Favorite Bakery",
"foundCount" : 3,
"layout" : "Products",
"returnedCount" : 1,
"table" : "Products",
"totalRecordCount" : 3
}
}
}
  Sample output:
{"messages" : [
{"code" : "0",
"message" : "OK" }],
"response" : {"data" : [
{"fieldData" : {"ID" : "FB1",
"Name" : "Donuts",
"Stock" : 43 },
"modId" : "6",
"portalData" : {},
"recordId" : "1" }],
"dataInfo" : {"database" : "Favorite Bakery",
"foundCount" : 3,
"layout" : "Products",
"returnedCount" : 1,
"table" : "Products",
"totalRecordCount" : 3 } } }

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

Instead of having to copy/paste the value into a larger JSON editor when debugging or viewing JSON fields, use this function to condense the JSON down to a human-readable format.

After you get a few layers deep into arrays and objects, the spacing after the leftmost bracket can get a bit wonky. I'm open to suggestions as to how to fix that.

Aside from that one little cosmetic issue, the JSON it gets is the JSON you see.

 

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