When can we call @JsonAnyGetter and @JsonAnySetter annotations in Java?n

The @JsonAnyGetter annotation enables to use a Map as a container for properties that we want to serialize to JSON and @JsonAnySetter annotation instructs Jackson to call the same setter method for all unrecognized fields in the JSON object, which means that all fields that are not already mapped to a property or setter method in the Java object.


public @interface JsonAnyGetter
public @interface JsonAnyGetter


import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.core.*;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.*;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.*;
public class JsonAnyGetterAndJsonAnySetterTest {
   public static void main(String args[]) throws JsonGenerationException, JsonMappingException, IOException {
      Employee emp1 = new Employee();
      emp1.getAdditionalInformation().put("technology1", "Machine Learning");
      emp1.getAdditionalInformation().put("technology2", "Robotics");
      ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
      String jsonStr = mapper.writerWithDefaultPrettyPrinter().writeValueAsString(emp1);
      System.out.println("Deserializing JSON to Object:");
      Employee emp2 = mapper.readValue(jsonStr, Employee.class);
      System.out.println("id : " + emp2.getEmpId());
      System.out.println("firstName : " + emp2.getFirstName());
      System.out.println("lastName : " + emp2.getLastName());
      System.out.println("Additional information : " + emp2.getAdditionalInformation());
// Employee class
@JsonPropertyOrder({"firstName", "lastName", "technologies", "empId" })
class Employee {
   private int empId;
   private String firstName;
   private String lastName;
   private Map<String, String> additionalInformation = new HashMap<>();
   public int getEmpId() {
      return empId;
   public void setEmpId(int empId) {
      this.empId = empId;
   public String getFirstName() {
      return firstName;
   public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
      this.firstName = firstName;
   public String getLastName() {
      return lastName;
   public void setLastName(String lastName) {
      this.lastName = lastName;
   public Map<String, String> getAdditionalInformation() {
      return additionalInformation;
   public void setAdditionalInformation(Map<String, String> additionalInformation) {
      this.additionalInformation = additionalInformation;
   public void setAdditionalProperty(final String name, final String value) {
      this.additionalInformation.put(name, value);


  "EMPLOYEE_FIRST_NAME" : "Adithya",
  "EMPLOYEE_ID" : 125,
  "technology1" : "Machine Learning",
  "technology2" : "Robotics"
Deserializing JSON to Object:
id : 125
firstName : Adithya
lastName : Sai
Additional information : {technology1=Machine Learning, technology2=Robotics}