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JSON Deserialization
This activity is used to convert a string to a JSON Object.

Properties

Input

    Content: the name of the variable which stores the string content.
    Output: the name of the variable used to store the result.
the output must be a JObject type.

Misc

    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.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

    Deserialize information captured via HTTP Rest Request, in order to use it in the workflow.

Examples of Using JSON Deserialization

Example 1
In this example, the robot will access the API of coindesk.com and retrieve the price of bitcoin in EUR.
Steps:
    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:
      URL: "https://api.coindesk.com/v1/bpi/currentprice.json"
      Method: GET
      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)
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"Today, "+DateTime.Now + ", 1 bitcoin = " + rate["bpi"]["EUR"]["rate"] + " EUR"
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where rate["bpi"]["EUR"]["rate"] is the JSON hierarchy (please see the screenshot below from JSON formatter)
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:
HTTP REST Request & JSON Deserialization.zip
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HTTP REST & JSON Deserialization sample project
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