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Implementation of JSONPath expressions like "$.store.book[2].price". Can read and set values in parsed JSON objects.

JSONPath for Dart #

import 'dart:convert';

import 'package:json_path/json_path.dart';

void main() {
  final json = jsonDecode('''
  "store": {
    "book": [
        "category": "reference",
        "author": "Nigel Rees",
        "title": "Sayings of the Century",
        "price": 8.95
        "category": "fiction",
        "author": "Evelyn Waugh",
        "title": "Sword of Honour",
        "price": 12.99
        "category": "fiction",
        "author": "Herman Melville",
        "title": "Moby Dick",
        "isbn": "0-553-21311-3",
        "price": 8.99
        "category": "fiction",
        "author": "J. R. R. Tolkien",
        "title": "The Lord of the Rings",
        "isbn": "0-395-19395-8",
        "price": 22.99
    "bicycle": {
      "color": "red",
      "price": 19.95

  final prices = JsonPath(r'$..price');

  print('All prices in the store:');

  /// The following code will print:
  /// $['store']['book'][0]['price']:	8.95
  /// $['store']['book'][1]['price']:	12.99
  /// $['store']['book'][2]['price']:	8.99
  /// $['store']['book'][3]['price']:	22.99
  /// $['store']['bicycle']['price']:	19.95
      .map((result) => '${result.path}:\t${result.value}')


  final bikeColor = JsonPath(r'$.store.bicycle.color');

  print('A copy of the store with repainted bike:');
  print(bikeColor.set(json, 'blue'));


  print('Note, that the bike in the original store is still red:');
      .map((result) => '${result.path}:\t${result.value}')


  print('It is also possible to modify json in place:');
  final someBooks = JsonPath(r'$.store.book[::2]');
  someBooks.read(json).forEach((match) {
    result.value['title'] = 'Banana';

Features and limitations #

Generally, this library tries to mimic the reference implementations, except for the filtering. Evaluated expressions are not supported, use named filters instead (see below).

Fields and indices #

Both dot-notation ($.store.book[0].title) and bracket-notation ($['store']['book'][2]['title']) are supported.

  • The dot-notation only recognizes alphanumeric fields starting with a letter. Use bracket-notation for general cases.
  • The bracket-notation supports only single quotes.

Wildcards #

Wildcards (*) can be used for objects ($.store.*) and arrays ($.store.book[*]);

Recursion #

Use .. to iterate all elements recursively. E.g. $.store..price matches all prices in the store.

Array slice #

Use [start:end:step] to filter arrays. Any index can be omitted E.g. $.store.book[3::2] selects all even books starting from the 4th. Negative start and end are also supported.

Unions #

Array (book[0,1]) and object (book[author,title,price]) unions are supported. Array unions are always sorted. Object unions support the bracket-notation.

Filtering #

Due to the nature of Dart language, filtering expressions like $..book[?(@.price<10)] are NOT supported. Instead, use the callback-kind of filters.

/// Select all elements with price under 20
JsonPath(r'$.store..[?discounted]', filter: {
  'discounted': (e) => e is Map && e['price'] is num && e['price'] < 20
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Implementation of JSONPath expressions like "$.store.book[2].price". Can read and set values in parsed JSON objects.

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