Scala Convert String to JSON

1. Introduction

Converting a string to a JSON object is a common task in many Scala applications, particularly those involving web services, APIs, or data processing. Scala provides several libraries to handle JSON, such as Play JSON, Circe, and json4s. In this post, we will demonstrate how to convert a string to JSON using json4s, a popular JSON library in the Scala ecosystem.

2. Program Steps

1. Include the json4s library dependency in the Scala project.

2. Define a JSON string.

3. Use json4s to parse the string into a JSON object.

4. Print the JSON object to verify the conversion.

5. Execute the program to observe the output.

3. Code Program

import org.json4s._
import org.json4s.native.JsonMethods._

object StringToJsonDemo extends App {
  val jsonString = """{"name": "John Doe", "age": 30, "city": "New York"}"""

  // Parsing string to JSON using json4s
  val json: JValue = parse(jsonString)
  println("Converted JSON:")


Converted JSON:
JObject(List((name,JString(John Doe)), (age,JInt(30)), (city,JString(New York))))


1. The json4s library is used for JSON parsing. It needs to be included as a dependency in the project.

2. A JSON string is defined with various fields.

3. The parse method from json4s is used to convert the string into a JValue, which represents a JSON object in json4s.

4. The resulting JSON object is printed, showing the conversion from the string to a structured JSON format.

5. The output displays the JSON object with each field and its corresponding value, demonstrating the successful conversion.