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Format JSON data from custom REST Endpoint Edited

Hi all,

I'm tasked with formatting the returned JSON Data that's returned from this custom REST Endpoint code that we're working with:

import groovy.json.JsonBuilder
import groovy.transform.BaseScript

import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder

@BaseScript CustomEndpointDelegate delegate2

CMRDisplay(httpMethod: "GET") { MultivaluedMap queryParams ->

def query = queryParams.getFirst("query") as String

def rt = [:]
if (query) {

String url = ""
String uriPath = "/api/now/table/u_jira_change_data"

HTTPBuilder http = new HTTPBuilder(url)
def output = http.request(Method.GET, ContentType.JSON) {
uri.path = uriPath
uri.query = [sysparm_query:"u_jira_ticket_number=$query", sysparm_fields:"u_change_record.number,u_change_record.short_description,u_change_record.state", sysparm_display_value: "true"]
headers.'Authorization' = "Basic ${"svc-jira:buO\$qguQUgat5lNVF7GH\$3VMtjaR1o".bytes.encodeBase64().toString()}"

response.failure = { resp, reader ->
log.warn("Failed to query SNow API: " + reader.text)

def cmrState = output["result"]*."u_change_record.state"
def cmrNumber = output["result"]*."u_change_record.number"
def cmrDesc = output["result"]*."u_change_record.short_description"

rt = output

return Response.ok( new JsonBuilder(rt).toString()).build();


For a certain issue in our instance, the output is converted to string and parsed to a multi-text field like so:

{"result":[{"u_change_record.number":"CHG0010042","u_change_record.state":"Draft","u_change_record.short_description":"test app req 5"},
{"u_change_record.number":"CHG0016010","u_change_record.state":"Draft","u_change_record.short_description":"Test Jira"},

Is there any way that I can format this output to resemble proper JSON structure?

Like below:

"result": [
"u_change_record.short_description":"test app req 5"
"u_change_record.short_description":"Test Jira"



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Answer accepted

The first JSON output is perfectly valid for machine parsing

But if you want a pretty layout, you can output toPrettyString()

return Response.ok( new JsonBuilder(rt).toPrettyString()).build();  

Ah, that was simple enough.


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