I have this json string.


How I can convert this json to List<Map<String, Object>>. Is it possible?

  • Nope, the JSON string contains a list of Objects. – rahul gawale Jan 28 at 6:30
  • Basically, apparently with Apex JSON.deserialize needs a concrete type and doesn't allow object :/ So you need to define a type – zaitsman Jan 28 at 7:07

It is impossible explicitly, however, you can deserialize you String into List< Object> and then cast your Object in for-loop to Map< String, Object>:

String jsonString = '[{"id":2,"name":"Abc_SS","description":"Abc"},{"id":100,"name":"sales","description":"sales"}]';

List<Object> items = (List<Object>) JSON.deserializeUntyped(jsonString);

for (Object itemObj : items) {
    Map<String, Object> item = (Map<String, Object>) itemObj;
    //now you can work with it like you always work with Map
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My overlapping answer that converts to the list of map of string to object is very like Mariia's:

String theJsonString = '[{"id":2, "name":"Abc_SS", "description":"Abc"}, {"id":100, "name":"sales", "description":"sales"}]';
Object theJsonObject = JSON.deserializeUntyped(theJsonString);
List<Object> theJsonList = (List<Object>) theJsonObject;
List<Map<String, Object>> theJsonMapList = new List<Map<String, Object>>();

for (Object obj : theJsonList) {
    theJsonMapList.add((Map<String, Object>) obj);


As she said, you have to do it in steps as there's no way to just do a cast.

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