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Queries the value of the json.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
JSON 6.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "JSON.GetValue"; json )   More


Parameter Description Example
json A JSON text or reference. "1.3"


Returns value or error.


Queries the value of the json.
This is same as using JSON.GetDoubleValue or JSON.GetStringValue, but automatically detect type.
For boolean value return 0 or 1.
For object or array returns JSON text.
Numbers are returned as numbers.


Returns 5 for a numeric value:

MBS( "JSON.GetValue"; "5" )

Example result: 5

Returns text:

MBS( "JSON.GetValue"; "\"Test JSON\"" )

Example result: Test JSON

Returns 1 for boolean:

MBS( "JSON.GetValue"; "true" )

Example result: 1

Decode the escape unicode sequence:

MBS( "JSON.GetValue"; "\"\uD83C\uDF4E\"")

Example result: 🍎

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Created 3th February 2016, last changed 31st January 2023

JSON.GetType - JSON.Import