I have a question on how can I store the JSON Returned Response (name, email) wherein I currently store all of it in a field in a form of JSON and store it on a custom object on a specific field like for example is EMAIL and name field? Meaning Parsing it first and store it on field.

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If you've JSON format something like below:


then you can try like this:

String jsonString = '{"Name":"ABC","AccountNumber":"1312321"}';
Account act = (Account) JSON.deserialize(jsonString, Account.class);

It works because JSON object's each field label matches with Account object.

Similarly if you've list of Accounts in your JSON then try like this:


Apex code for list of Accounts:

String jsonString = '[{"Name":"ABC","AccountNumber":"1312321"},{"Name":"DEF","AccountNumber":"456456"}]';
List<Account> actList = (List<Account>) JSON.deserialize(jsonString, List<Account>.class);

And finally if your mappings don't map with any of Standard/Custom Object, then you can create a Apex class with those JSON labels and parse your JSON to that ApexType. For Example:

JSON String:



Apex Class:

public class CustomClass {
    public Integer price;
    public date startDate;
    public date endDate;
    public String name;
    public String category;

Deserialize JSON:

String jsonString = '{"price":100,"startDate":"09-09-2009","endDate":"09-10-2009","name":"IPHONE","category":"Mobile"}';
CustomClass obj = (CustomClass) JSON.deserialize(jsonString, CustomClass.class);
  • but how do i store those json that been deserialize in a field in a custom objects
    – Torrific
    Oct 14, 2017 at 17:45
  • Retrieve that custom object record and use JSON.serialize() method. It will return a String containing JSON format of that record. Refer this documentation. Oct 14, 2017 at 18:12
  • You can't store deserialized objects in a field. But you can use a lookup field between these objects. childObject.LookupToDeserializedObject__c = JSON.deserialize(json, ParentObject__c.SObjectType);
    – Basti
    Oct 15, 2017 at 14:01
  • it always have this error Unexpected character ('p' (code 112)): was expecting comma to separate OBJECT entries at [line:1, column:170]
    – Torrific
    Oct 16, 2017 at 14:03
  • @Torrific post your code, it's hard to tell without looking at your code. Oct 17, 2017 at 4:12

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