How To Use JSON Data Field In MySQL Database

In this article, we will see how to use json field in mysql database. JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write.

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here, we are creating a post table with a category JSON column.

  `name` VARCHAR(200) NOT NULL,
  `category` JSON DEFAULT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)


Add JSON Data

JSON data can be passed in INSERT or UPDATE statements. For example, our post category can be passed as an array (inside a string).

INSERT INTO `post` (`name`, `category`)
  'web developing',
  '["JavaScript", "PHP", "JSON"]'



JSON can also be created with these.

JSON_ARRAY()  function create arrays like this.

-- returns [1, 2, "abc"]:
SELECT JSON_ARRAY(1, 2, 'abc');


JSON_OBJECT() function create objects like this :

-- returns {"a": 1, "b": 2}:
SELECT JSON_OBJECT('a', 1, 'b', 2);


JSON_QUOTE() function quotes a string as a JSON value.

-- returns "[1, 2, \"abc\"]":
SELECT JSON_QUOTE('[1, 2, "abc"]');


JSON_TYPE() function allows you to check JSON value types. It should return OBJECT, ARRAY, a scalar type (INTEGER, BOOLEAN, etc), NULL, or an error

-- returns ARRAY:
SELECT JSON_TYPE('[1, 2, "abc"]');

-- returns OBJECT:
SELECT JSON_TYPE('{"a": 1, "b": 2}');

-- returns an error:
SELECT JSON_TYPE('{"a": 1, "b": 2');



JSON_VALID() function returns 1 if the JSON is valid or 0 otherwise.

-- returns 1:
SELECT JSON_TYPE('[1, 2, "abc"]');

-- returns 1:
SELECT JSON_TYPE('{"a": 1, "b": 2}');

-- returns 0:
SELECT JSON_TYPE('{"a": 1, "b": 2');

Note: If you insert invalid JSON data then it will create an error and the whole record will not be inserted/updated.


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