FromJSON() Crash on String Array


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We are trying to use the FromJSON() function on an object to read in the results from an API and utilize the data in DAQFactory. The data is in the form of an array of results (example below):

     "time": 1689202773000,
     "frequency": 0,
     "temperature": 24.113449096679688,
     "density": 1.0002
     "time": 1689204584000,
     "frequency": 0,
     "temperature": 23.971923828125,
     "density": 1.0003
     "time": 1689206446000,
     "frequency": 0,
     "temperature": 23.421836853027344,
     "density": 1.0004
     "time": 1689207479000,
     "frequency": 1376.7645263671875,
     "temperature": 23.03997802734375,
     "density": 1.0013

So far whenever we try to apply FromJSON() on this sort of an array of data, DAQFactory exits immediately (the Windows Application event log records it as "Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.19041.3155"). If we run FromJSON() on just one of the individual results by pulling it out of the array, it works and we can view the properties. I know everything is an array in DAQFactory, but is there something special we have to do to get FromJSON() to work with a JSON array? (This is in DAQFactory 19.1 Build 2366.) Thanks!


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FromJson is limited to existing classes and requires the specification of the class name for each object.  This is something we are hoping to improve upon, probably in the next release, if not shortly after.  For now, you will have to split the array and process each element.  It's pretty easy to split the array since you can just search for { and }.  Once you have it down to a string like:

{"time": 1689202773000,"frequency": 0,"temperature": 24.113449096679688,"density": 1.0002}

You just need to define a class name in there.  So, first you need to declare a class.  It can be empty:

class CData

Then inject the class name specifier in your string:

{"_ClassName" : "CData", "time": 1689202773000,"frequency": 0,"temperature": 24.113449096679688,"density": 1.0002}

Now you can use fromJson() and it will work.  Repeat for each object.

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