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Sets a value in a JSON hierarchy.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
JSON 6.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "JSON.SetPathItem"; json; Path; Value )


Parameter Description Example value
json A JSON text or reference. "[1,2,3]"
Path The path through the json hierarchy as list.
For object, pass name of item to choose. For array pass index.
For last array you can use special value "append" to add an entry.
Value The new value as JSON. "\"Hello\""


Returns JSON or error.


Sets a value in a JSON hierarchy.
The path describes the way through the hierarchy to find the JSON node to return.
Please pass in new value as JSON.


Adds an entry with country:

MBS( "JSON.SetPathItem"; "{\"people\":[{\"first\":\"Christian\",\"last\":\"Schmitz\",\"city\":\"Nickenich\"}]}"; "people¶0¶country"; "\"Germany\"")

Example result:
  "people":   [{
      "first":   "Christian",
      "last":   "Schmitz",
      "city":   "Nickenich",
      "country":   "Germany"

Sets an entry in an array:

MBS( "JSON.SetPathItem"; "[1,2,3]"; "1"; 5)

Example result: [1, 5, 3]

Adds an entry to array in object:

MBS( "JSON.SetPathItem"; "{\"test\":[1,2,3]}"; "test¶append"; 5)

Example result:
  "test":   [1, 2, 3, 5]

See also

Created 3th February 2016, last changed 11st December 2016

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