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trying to work with JSON-lib to create JSON string

 
Alan Shiers
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Hi there,

Hopefully there's someone here who has worked with JSON-lib before? I'm trying to create a JSON string using a 2D String array. Each String must have the format: "field_name":"field_value"

I want the output to be like:
["LASTNAME":"MacDonald", "FIRSTNAME":"Terry", "EMAIL_ADDRESS":"tmacdonald@someplace.com"],
["LASTNAME":"Steele","FIRSTNAME":"Paul","EMAIL_ADDRESS":"psteele@someplace.com"]

I've tried the following, which unfortunately doesn't output the strings properly:
String[][] array = new String[][];
array[0][0] = "\"LASTNAME\":\"MacDonald\"";
array[0][1] = "\"FIRSTNAME\":\"Terry\"";
array[0][2] = "\"EMAIL_ADDRESS\":\"tmacdonald@someplace.com\"";
...
JSONObject jsonArray = JSONArray.fromObject(array);
System.out.println( jsonObject );

This results in:
["\"LASTNAME\":\"MacDonald\"", "\"FIRSTNAME\":\"Terry\"", "\"EMAIL_ADDRESS\":\"tmacdonald@someplace.com\""],
["\"LASTNAME\":\"Steele\"","\"FIRSTNAME\":\"Paul\"","\"EMAIL_ADDRESS\":\"psteele@someplace.com\""]

Escaping the quote symbol obviously isn't the answer here. What do I need to do to get the format I'm looking for? Please advise.

Alan
 
dharmendra gahlot
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Hi,

You can use GSON library. This is pretty good for formatting.
 
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