How to convert Java array or ArrayList to JsonArray using Gson in Java?

JavaJSONObject Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The Java Arrays are objects which store multiple variables of the same type, it holds primitive types and object references and an ArrayList can represent a resizable list of objects. We can add, remove, find, sort and replace elements using the list. A JsonArray can parse text from a string to produce a vector-like object. We can convert an array or ArrayList to JsonArray using the toJsonTree().getAsJsonArray() method of Gson class.

Syntax

public JsonElement toJsonTree(java.lang.Object src)

Example

import com.google.gson.*;
import java.util.*;
public class JavaArrayToJsonArrayTest {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      String[][] strArray = {{"elem1-1", "elem1-2"}, {"elem2-1", "elem2-2"}};
      ArrayList<ArrayList<String>> arrayList = new ArrayList<>();
      for(int i = 0; i < strArray.length; i++) {
         ArrayList<String> nextElement = new ArrayList<>();
         for(int j = 0; j < strArray[i].length; j++) {
            nextElement.add(strArray[i][j] + "-B");
         }
         arrayList.add(nextElement);
      }
      JsonObject jsonObj = new JsonObject();
      // array to JsonArray
      JsonArray jsonArray1 = new Gson().toJsonTree(strArray).getAsJsonArray();
      // ArrayList to JsonArray
      JsonArray jsonArray2 = new Gson().toJsonTree(arrayList).getAsJsonArray();
      jsonObj.add("jsonArray1", jsonArray1);
      jsonObj.add("jsonArray2", jsonArray2);
      System.out.println(jsonObj.toString());
   }
}

Output

{"jsonArray1":[["elem1-1","elem1-2"],["elem2-1","elem2-2"]],"jsonArray2":[["elem1-1-B","elem1-2-B"],["elem2-1-B","elem2-2-B"]]}
raja
Published on 30-Oct-2019 16:58:48
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