SerializeJSON()

Converts CFML data into a JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) representation of the data.

SerializeJSON( var=any, queryFormat=any, useSecureJSONPrefixOrCharset=any );

Returns: String

Argument Description
var
any, required

A CFML data value or variable that represents one.

Alias: data

queryFormat
any, optional

Either a Boolean value that specifies whether to serialize CFML queries by Column, or one of the following formats as a String

  • 'struct'
  • 'row'
  • 'column'

Alias: serializeQueryByColumns

useSecureJSONPrefixOrCharset
any, optional

String characters that cannot be encoded by this charset get escaped, if not set the web charset is used.

Alias: charset, charsetName, useSecureJSONPrefix

Examples

st = structNew();
  st.id = 1;
  st.Name = "Water";
  st.DESIGNATION = "Important source for all";
  st.data = [1,2,3,4,5];
  json= serializeJSON(st);
  writeDump(json);
  writeDump(deserializeJSON(json));

Query Formats

q = queryNew(
        "id,name",
        "numeric,varchar",
        {
            id: [1,2,3],
            name: ['Neo','Trinity','Morpheus']
        }
    );
    dump(q);
    dump( var=deserializeJSON( serializeJSON(q) ),
        label="default" );
    dump( var=deserializeJSON( serializeJSON(q, true) ),
        label='serializeQueryByColumns');
    dump( var=deserializeJSON( serializeJSON(q, 'struct') ),
        label="'struct'" );
    dump( var=deserializeJSON( serializeJSON(q, 'row') ),
        label="'row'" );
    dump( var=deserializeJSON( serializeJSON(q, 'column') ),
        label="'column'" );

See also