This activity is used to convert a string to a JSON Object.
Content: the name of the variable which stores the string content.
Output: the name of the variable used to store the result.
Display Name: action display name in your implementation project
Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.
Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.
Abort on Error: True/False
Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.
Deserialize information captured via HTTP Rest Request, in order to use it in the workflow.
In this example, the robot will access the API of coindesk.com and retrieve the price of bitcoin in EUR.
Create a new project
Create a new Sequence and rename it.
Create 2 variables: a string and a JSONobject
Add a new activity HTTP Rest Request in the newly created Sequence and edit the following parameters:
Output: a string variable (outputREST)
Response Code: an int32 variable (responseCode)
Add a new activity JSON Deserialization in the same Sequence and edit the following parameters:
Content: the same string variable (outputREST)
Output: a JObject variable (rate)
Add a Write to Console activity having as output:
"Today, "+DateTime.Now + ", 1 bitcoin = " + rate["bpi"]["EUR"]["rate"] + " EUR"
where rate["bpi"]["EUR"]["rate"] is the JSON hierarchy (please see the screenshot below from JSON formater)
This is how your sequence should look like.
Watch the robot in action:
You can see how the JSON Deserialization activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:
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