Mapping multiple inner JSON collections

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Gil Perry

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Jun 3, 2021, 4:27:26 AMJun 3
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Hi. I understand when processing JSON, you can specify the name of the elementName.

However, this seems to be applied to any and all nested JSON collections within the main object when the transformation may require specific element names for different sequences. 

Is this achievable in Smooks, something that is being looked into or perhaps a workaround?

Many thanks! :)

Claude Mamo

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Jun 3, 2021, 5:32:31 AMJun 3
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Hi Gil,

The latest smooks-json-cartridge docs have a mistake which I've corrected now. The attribute name is arrayElementName; not elementName. I'd say you can achieve what you want in a Smooks pipeline and then escape to Java for transforming the names as shown in this comment: https://github.com/smooks/smooks-csv-cartridge/issues/43#issuecomment-825807741. You could also perhaps delegate transformation to another library more suited for this task rather than writing the transformation code yourself. Readers like json:reader are usually designed for digestion rather than transformation but you can always extend the reader.

Claude

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