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Returns a row as JSON object.

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Matrix 9.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Matrix.JSONRecord"; MatrixRef; Row; FieldNames { ; Flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
MatrixRef The matrix reference number. $matrix
Row The row you like to get. 1
FieldNames A list of field names for the JSON.
If empty, we use column names, if you have some. (since 14.3)
Flags The flags for the json creation.
Pass 1 to get all values as text.
Pass 2 to get all dates, times and timestamps in SQL format.
Pass 4 to get arrays instead of objects for the individual rows.
Pass 8 to get containers as objects with name, size and data entries. (new in v12.1)
1+2 Optional


Returns JSON text or error.


Returns a row as JSON object.
You provide list of field names, which should be in same order as fields in matrix.
Optionally we can return SQL dates, times and timestamps as SQL format.
Containers are returned as Base64 encoded data.


Query JSON:

Set Variable [ $JSON ; Value: MBS( "Matrix.JSONRecord"; $result; 1; "a¶b¶c" ) ]

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Created 8th April 2019, last changed 7th June 2024

Matrix.InsertRecordsToSQL - Matrix.JSONRecords