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Hello experts.
I need help to get data from deserializeJSON string with multi level structures.
example code:
<cfset responseString = '{"Test1":{"map":{"id":"1","label":"Test1"},"sortOrder":1},"Test2":{"map":{"id":"2","label":"Test2"},"sortOrder":21}}'>
<cfset responseString = deserializeJSON(responseString)>
<cfdump var="#responseString#">
Using cfloop i want to insert the id ,label and sortorder for each item (Test1 ,Test2)
Any help?
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Loop through the top level keys and extract the substructure. Then grab the value of the relevant keys: id, label, sortOrder.

<cfset responseString = '{"Test1":{"map":{"id":"1","label":"Test1"},"sortOrder":1},"Test2":{"map":{"id":"2","label":"Test2"},"sortOrder":21}}'>

<cfset response = deserializeJSON(responseString)>

<cfloop collection="#response#" item="key">
	<!--- extract current structure --->
	<cfset item = response[key]>

	<!--- DEMO: Display id, label and sort order --->
	<cfoutput>
	id : #item.map.id# 
	label : #item.map.label# 
	order : #item.sortOrder# 
	</cfoutput>
	<br>
</cfloop>

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by:Panos
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Hi agx.
Thank you again  for your great help.
I think that you have covert in the last three question a lot of the deserializeJSON structure and array output stuff.
Many thanks
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Glad I could help :)
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