Convert array to JSON

Convert array to JSON

I have an Array var cars = [2,3,..] which holds a few integers.
I’ve added a few values to the array, but I now need to send this array to a page via jQuery’s .get method. How can I convert it to a JSON object for sending?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

Script for backward-compatibility:
https://github.com/douglascrockford/JSON-js/blob/master/json2.js

And call:

var myJsonString = JSON.stringify(yourArray);

Note: The JSON object is now part of most modern web browsers (IE 8 & above). See caniuse for full listing. Credit goes to: @Spudley for his comment below

Solution 2:

I made it that way:

if I have:

var jsonArg1 = new Object();
    jsonArg1.name = 'calc this';
    jsonArg1.value = 3.1415;
var jsonArg2 = new Object();
    jsonArg2.name = 'calc this again';
    jsonArg2.value = 2.73;

var pluginArrayArg = new Array();
    pluginArrayArg.push(jsonArg1);
    pluginArrayArg.push(jsonArg2);

to convert pluginArrayArg (which is pure javascript array) into JSON array:

var jsonArray = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(pluginArrayArg))

Solution 3:

Wow, seems it got a lot easier nowadays… 3 ways you can do it:

json = { ...array };

json = Object.assign({}, array);

json = array.reduce((json, value, key) => { json[key] = value; return json; }, {});

Solution 4:

I decided to use the json2 library and I got an error about “cyclic data structures”.

I got it solved by telling json2 how to convert my complex object. Not only it works now but also I have included only the fields I need. Here is how I did it:

OBJ.prototype.toJSON = function (key) {
       var returnObj = new Object();
       returnObj.devid = this.devid;
       returnObj.name = this.name;
       returnObj.speed = this.speed;
       returnObj.status = this.status;
       return returnObj;
   }

Solution 5:

Or try defining the array as an object. (var cars = {};) Then there is no need to convert to json. This might not be practical in your example but worked well for me.

Solution 6:

If you have only 1 object like the one you asked, the following will work.

var x = [{'a':'b'}];
var b= JSON.stringify(x);
var c = b.substring(1,b.length-1);
JSON.parse(c);