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java – Android JSONObject – How can I loop through a flat JSON object to get each key and value

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:
{
  "key1": "value1",
  "key2": "value2",
  "key3": "value3"
}

How I can get each item’s key and value without knowing the key nor value beforehand?

How to&Answers:

Use the keys() iterator to iterate over all the properties, and call get() for each.

Iterator<String> iter = json.keys();
while (iter.hasNext()) {
    String key = iter.next();
    try {
        Object value = json.get(key);
    } catch (JSONException e) {
        // Something went wrong!
    }
}

Answer:

Short version of Franci’s answer:

for(Iterator<String> iter = json.keys();iter.hasNext();) {
    String key = iter.next();
    ...
}

Answer:

You shold use the keys() or names() method. keys() will give you an iterator containing all the String property names in the object while names() will give you an array of all key String names.

You can get the JSONObject documentation here

http://developer.android.com/reference/org/json/JSONObject.html

Answer:

You’ll need to use an Iterator to loop through the keys to get their values.

Here’s a Kotlin implementation, you will realised that the way I got the string is using optString(), which is expecting a String or a nullable value.

val keys = jsonObject.keys()
while (keys.hasNext()) {
    val key = keys.next()
    val value = targetJson.optString(key)        
}

Answer:

Take a look at the JSONObject reference:

http://www.json.org/javadoc/org/json/JSONObject.html

Without actually using the object, it looks like using either getNames() or keys() which returns an Iterator is the way to go.