CkJsonObject PHP Extension Reference Documentation

CkJsonObject

Represents a JSON object, which contains an unordered set of name/value pairs. Each value can be a string, number, JSON object, JSON array, true, false, or null.

Object Creation

$obj = new CkJsonObject();

Properties

string debugLogFilePath();
void put_DebugLogFilePath(string strVal);

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

string delimiterChar();
void put_DelimiterChar(string strVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Sets the delimiter char for JSON paths. The default value is ".". To use Firebase style paths, set this property to "/". (This is a string property that should have a length of 1 char.)

bool get_EmitCompact()
void put_EmitCompact(bool boolVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

If true then the Emit method outputs in the most compact form possible (a single-line with no extra whitespace). If false, then emits with whitespace and indentation to make the JSON human-readable.

The default value is true.

bool get_EmitCrLf()
void put_EmitCrLf(bool boolVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

If true then the Emit method uses CRLF line-endings when emitting the non-compact (pretty-print) format. If false, then bare-LF's are emitted. (The compact format emits to a single line with no end-of-line characters.) Windows systems traditionally use CRLF line-endings, whereas Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems traditionally use bare-LF line-endings.

The default value is true.

int get_I()
void put_I(int intVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

The value of the "i" index to be used when evaluating a JSON path.

JSON Paths

int get_J()
void put_J(int intVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

The value of the "j" index to be used when evaluating a JSON path.

int get_K()
void put_K(int intVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

The value of the "k" index to be used when evaluating a JSON path.

(read-only)
string lastErrorHtml();

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

(read-only)
string lastErrorText();

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

(read-only)
string lastErrorXml();

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

bool get_LastMethodSuccess()
void put_LastMethodSuccess(bool boolVal);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of true indicates success, a value of false indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = true and failure = false.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to true. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

(read-only)
int get_Size()

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

The number of name/value members in this JSON object.

JSON Iterate Members

bool get_Utf8()
void put_Utf8(bool boolVal);

When set to true, all "const char *" arguments are interpreted as utf-8 strings. If set to false (the default), then "const char *" arguments are interpreted as ANSI strings. Also, when set to true, and Chilkat method returning a "const char *" is returning the utf-8 representation. If set to false, all "const char *" return values are ANSI strings.

bool get_VerboseLogging()
void put_VerboseLogging(bool boolVal);

If set to true, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is false. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

(read-only)
string version();

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

Methods

bool AddArrayAt(int index, string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new and empty JSON array member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Create more Complex JSON Document

bool AddBoolAt(int index, string name, bool value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new boolean member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

bool AddIntAt(int index, string name, int value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new integer member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Create JSON Document

bool AddNullAt(int index, string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new null member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

bool AddNumberAt(int index, string name, string numericStr);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new numeric member to the position indicated by index. The numericStr is an integer, float, or double already converted to a string in the format desired by the application. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Create more Complex JSON Document

bool AddObjectAt(int index, string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new and empty JSON object member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Create more Complex JSON Document

bool AddStringAt(int index, string name, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new string member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Create JSON Document

CkJsonArray AppendArray(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Appends a new and empty JSON array and returns it.

Returns null on failure

bool AppendBool(string name, bool value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Appends a new boolean member. (This is the same as passing -1 to the AddBoolAt method.)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool AppendInt(string name, int value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Appends a new integer member. (This is the same as passing an index of -1 to the AddIntAt method.)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

CkJsonObject AppendObject(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Appends a new and empty JSON object and returns it.

Returns null on failure

bool AppendString(string name, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Appends a new string member. (This is the same as passing -1 to the AddStringAt method.)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool AppendStringArray(string name, CkStringTable values);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Appends an array of string values.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON Append String Array

CkJsonArray ArrayAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the JSON array that is the value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns null on failure

Create more Complex JSON Document

CkJsonArray ArrayOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the JSON array at the specified jsonPath.

Returns null on failure

JSON: Access Array Values

Modify Parts of JSON Document

JSON Paths

bool BoolAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the boolean value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

bool BoolOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the boolean at the specified jsonPath.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

JSON Paths

bool BytesOf(string jsonPath, string encoding, CkBinData bd);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.68

Appends the binary bytes at the specified jsonPath to bd. The encoding indicates the encoding of the bytes, such as "base64", "hex", etc.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

CkJsonObject Clone();

Introduced in version 9.5.0.66

Returns a copy of this JSON object.

Returns null on failure

bool Delete(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Deletes the member at having the name specified by name.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Renaming and Deleting Members

bool DeleteAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Deletes the member at index index. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Renaming and Deleting Members

bool Emit(CkString outStr);
string emit();

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Writes the JSON document (rooted at the caller) and returns as a string.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Pretty Print JSON (Formatter, Beautifier)

bool EmitSb(CkStringBuilder sb);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Appends the JSON to a StringBuilder object.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool EmitWithSubs(CkHashtable subs, bool omitEmpty, CkString outStr);
string emitWithSubs(CkHashtable subs, bool omitEmpty);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Emits the JSON document with variable substitutions applied. If omitEmpty is true, then members having empty strings or empty arrays are omitted.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Using Pre-defined JSON Templates

CkJsonObject FindObjectWithMember(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Recursively searches the JSON subtree rooted at the caller's node for a JSON object containing a member having a specified name. (If the caller is the root node of the entire JSON document, then the entire JSON document is searched.) Returns the first match or null if not found.

Returns null on failure

CkJsonObject FindRecord(string arrayPath, string relPath, string value, bool caseSensitive);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.63

Finds a JSON record in an array where a particular field equals or matches a value pattern. Reviewing the example below is the best way to understand this function.

Returns null on failure

JSON FindRecord Example

bool FindRecordString(string arrayPath, string relPath, string value, bool caseSensitive, string retRelPath, CkString outStr);
string findRecordString(string arrayPath, string relPath, string value, bool caseSensitive, string retRelPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.63

Finds a JSON value in an record array where a particular field equals or matches a value pattern. Reviewing the example below is the best way to understand this function.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON FindRecordString Example

bool FirebaseApplyEvent(string name, string data);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Applies a Firebase event to the JSON. The data contains JSON having a format such as

{"path": "/", "data": {"a": 1, "b": 2}}
The name should be "put" or "patch".

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Firebase Receive Server-Sent Events (text/event-stream)

bool FirebasePatch(string jsonPath, string jsonData);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

For each key in the jsonData, update (or add) the corresponding key in the JSON at the given jsonPath. The jsonPath is relative to this JSON object. (This is effectively applying a Firebase patch event.)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Firebase JSON Put and Patch

bool FirebasePut(string jsonPath, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Inserts or replaces the value at the jsonPath. The value can contain JSON text, an integer (in decimal string format), a boolean (true/false), the keyword "null", or a quoted string.

The jsonPath is relative to this JSON object. (This is effectively applying a Firebase put event.)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Firebase JSON Put and Patch

CkJsonObject GetDocRoot();

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the root of the JSON document. The root can be obtained from any JSON object within the JSON document. The entire JSON document remains in memory as long as at least one JSON object is referenced by the application. When the last reference is removed, the entire JSON document is automatically dellocated.

Returns null on failure

Get the Root of a JSON Document

bool HasMember(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Returns true if the item at the jsonPath exists.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

int IndexOf(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the index of the member having the given name. Returns -1 if the name is not found.

Get the Index of a JSON Member

int IntAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the integer value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

JSON Iterate Members

int IntOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the integer at the specified jsonPath.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

JSON Paths

bool IsNullAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the boolean value of the member having the specified index.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

bool IsNullOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns true if the value at the specified jsonPath is null. Otherwise returns false.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

JSON Paths

bool Load(string json);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Parses a JSON string and loads it into this JSON object to provide DOM-style access.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Load JSON Data at Path

Load a JSON Array

Loading and Parsing a JSON Array

bool LoadFile(string path);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Loads a JSON file into this JSON object. The path is the file path to the JSON file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Load a JSON Array

bool LoadPredefined(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Loads this JSON object from a predefined document having a specified name.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Using Pre-defined JSON Templates

bool LoadSb(CkStringBuilder sb);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Loads JSON from the contents of a StringBuilder object.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool NameAt(int index, CkString outStr);
string nameAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the name of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON Iterate Members

CkJsonObject ObjectAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the JSON object that is the value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns null on failure

Create more Complex JSON Document

CkJsonObject ObjectOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the JSON object at the specified jsonPath.

Returns null on failure

JSON: Nested Objects

JSON Paths

bool Predefine(string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Adds or replaces this JSON to an internal global set of predefined JSON documents that can be subsequently loaded by name.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Using Pre-defined JSON Templates

bool Rename(string oldName, string newName);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Renames the member named oldName to newName.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Renaming and Deleting Members

bool RenameAt(int index, string name);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Renames the member at index to name.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Renaming and Deleting Members

bool SaveLastError(string path);

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool SetBoolAt(int index, bool value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the boolean value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Modify Parts of JSON Document

bool SetBoolOf(string jsonPath, bool value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the boolean value at the specified jsonPath.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Modify Parts of JSON Document

JSON Paths

bool SetIntAt(int index, int value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the integer value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Modify Parts of JSON Document

bool SetIntOf(string jsonPath, int value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the integer at the specified jsonPath.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Modify Parts of JSON Document

JSON Paths

bool SetNullAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the value of the Nth member to null. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

bool SetNullOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the value at the specified jsonPath to null.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

JSON Paths

bool SetNumberAt(int index, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the numeric value of the Nth member. The value is an integer, float, or double already converted to a string in the format desired by the application. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

bool SetNumberOf(string jsonPath, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the numeric value at the specified jsonPath. The value is an integer, float, or double already converted to a string in the format desired by the application.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

JSON Paths

bool SetStringAt(int index, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the string value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Modify Parts of JSON Document

bool SetStringOf(string jsonPath, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the string value at the specified jsonPath.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

Modify Parts of JSON Document

JSON Paths

int SizeOfArray(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the size of the array at the given jsonPath. Returns -1 if the jsonPath does not evaluate to an existent JSON array.

JSON Paths

bool StringAt(int index, CkString outStr);
string stringAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the string value of the Nth member. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON Iterate Members

bool StringOf(string jsonPath, CkString outStr);
string stringOf(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the string value at the specified jsonPath.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON: Miscellaneous Operations

JSON Paths

JSON Paths that need Double Quotes

bool StringOfSb(string jsonPath, CkStringBuilder sb);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.68

Appends the string value at the specified jsonPath to sb.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

int TypeAt(int index);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Returns the type of data at the given index. Possible return values are:

  1. string
  2. number
  3. object
  4. array
  5. boolean
  6. null
Returns -1 if no member exists at the given index.

bool UpdateBd(string jsonPath, string encoding, CkBinData bd);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.68

Updates or appends a new string member with the encoded contents of bd. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed. The bytes contained in bd are encoded according to encoding (such as "base64", "hex", etc.)

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool UpdateBool(string jsonPath, bool value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.63

Updates or appends a new boolean member. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool UpdateInt(string jsonPath, int value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.63

Updates or appends a new integer member. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool UpdateNull(string jsonPath);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.65

Updates or appends a null member. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool UpdateNumber(string jsonPath, string numericStr);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.65

Updates or appends a new numeric member. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool UpdateSb(string jsonPath, CkStringBuilder sb);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.68

Updates or appends a new string member with the contents of sb. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

bool UpdateString(string jsonPath, string value);

Introduced in version 9.5.0.63

Updates or appends a new string member. If the full path specified by jsonPath does not exist, it is automatically created as needed.

Important: Prior to version 9.5.0.68, the string passed in to this method did not get properly JSON escaped. This could cause problems if non-us-ascii chars are present, or if certain special chars such as quotes, CR's, or LF's are present. Version 9.5.0.68 fixes the problem.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

JSON UpdateString