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Prototype: parsejson(json_data)

Return type: data

Description: Parses JSON data directly from an inlined string and returns the result as a data variable


  • json_data: string, in the range: .*

Please note that because JSON uses double quotes, it's usually most convenient to use single quotes for the string (CFEngine allows both types of quotes around a string).

This function can accept many types of data parameters.




         data =>  parsejson('{ "key": "value" }');

      # inline syntax since 3.7

         data =>  '{ "key": "value" }';

History: The collecting function behavior was added in 3.9.

See also: readjson(), parseyaml(), readyaml(), mergedata(), Inline YAML and JSON data, about collecting functions, and data documentation.