Deserialize json array not working!

Please find my json file below, when I try to deserialize it to an array I receive the error :
Deserialize json array : Error reading JArray from JsonReader. Current JsonReader item is not an array: StartObject. Path ‘’, line 1, position 1.

Please help, very simple but not working
response-data-export.json (9.4 KB)
Main.xaml (14.2 KB)

{
“items” : [ {
“job_ID” : 15,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : “Basic”,
“jobType” : “MaxL Script”,
“jobfileName” : “sample_dynamic.msh”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523484221000,
“endTime” : 1523484227000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/15”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/15”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 14,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample3.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523365311000,
“endTime” : 1523365325000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/14”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/14”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 13,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523364991000,
“endTime” : 1523365002000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/13”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/13”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 12,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : “Basic”,
“jobType” : “Import Excel”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample_Basic_Dynamic.xlsx”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523364354000,
“endTime” : 1523364378000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/12”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/12”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 11,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : “Basic”,
“jobType” : “Calc Execution”,
“jobfileName” : “CalcAll”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523357857000,
“endTime” : 1523357859000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/11”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/11”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 10,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample3.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523302533000,
“endTime” : 1523302545000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/10”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/10”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 9,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample2.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523292284000,
“endTime” : 1523292298000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/9”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/9”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 8,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523292208000,
“endTime” : 1523292221000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/8”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/8”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 7,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523290470000,
“endTime” : 1523290484000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/7”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/7”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 6,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : null,
“jobType” : “LCM Export”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample.zip”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523287968000,
“endTime” : 1523287982000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/6”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/6”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 5,
“appName” : “Sample_Dynamic”,
“dbName” : “Basic”,
“jobType” : “Import Excel”,
“jobfileName” : “Sample_Basic.xlsx”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523277255000,
“endTime” : 1523277279000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/5”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/5”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 4,
“appName” : “BIZHYP”,
“dbName” : “bizhyp1”,
“jobType” : “Import Excel”,
“jobfileName” : “bizhyp.xlsx”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523275747000,
“endTime” : 1523275765000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/4”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/4”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 3,
“appName” : “BIZHYP”,
“dbName” : “bizhyp1”,
“jobType” : “Import Excel”,
“jobfileName” : “bizhyp.xlsx”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523234585000,
“endTime” : 1523234599000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/3”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/3”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 2,
“appName” : “BIZHYP”,
“dbName” : “bizhyp1”,
“jobType” : “Import Excel”,
“jobfileName” : “bizhyp.xlsx”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523234430000,
“endTime” : 1523234445000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/2”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/2”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
}, {
“job_ID” : 1,
“appName” : “BIZHYP”,
“dbName” : “bizhyp1”,
“jobType” : “Import Excel”,
“jobfileName” : “bizhyp.xlsx”,
“userName” : "ivossos@gmail.com",
“startTime” : 1523233782000,
“endTime” : 1523233801000,
“statusCode” : 200,
“statusMessage” : “Completed”,
“links” : [ {
“rel” : “canonical”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/1”,
“method” : “GET”
}, {
“rel” : “post”,
“href” : “https://ess-bizhyp.uscom-central-1.oraclecloud.com:443/essbase/rest/v1/jobs/1”,
“method” : “POST”
} ]
} ],
“totalResults” : 15,
“limit” : 20,
“offset” : 0,
“hasMore” : false
}

The root of json is not in array format. You have to use Deserialize json activity to achieve this.
Check right side box in the below image. The root “object {5}” is not an array but “item [15]” is.

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Thanks Madhavi! How can I resolve this in uipath?

@yannisv UiPath has a Deserializa Json activity use that to get Json object of your string and then use deserializedData.item to iterate through the item array.

Thanks again Madhavi for replying! Can you please attach the xaml file? Also coudnt find the deserializedData.item activity

@yannisv Here you go… JsonDeserialize.xaml (10.2 KB)

Thank you again! However I need the tabular format i.e. “job_ID” “appName” etc. line by line

that you can get inside for loop by accessing the element as
line(“job_ID”)
line(“appName”)
etc

Tried to do it like this line(“job_ID”).ToString on the write line inside the loop, I got the following error:
05/03/2018 07:18:25 Write line : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

@yannisv Working as expected. No error…

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