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JSON Formatter

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a widely used data format, but it can often become challenging to read and comprehend, especially when dealing with complex structures. That's where JSON Formatter comes in handy.

With user-friendly online tool, you can simply paste your raw JSON code and watch it instantly transformed into a neatly formatted and indented representation. The enhanced readability not only makes it more pleasant for your eyes but also simplifies debugging and maintenance.

Whether you are a seasoned developer or just starting your coding journey, JSON Formatter is designed to streamline your workflow and enhance productivity. No more manual indentation struggles or spending valuable time formatting JSON data by hand.

JSON Explained

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a data-interchange format designed to represent complex data structures in a human-readable and compact manner. Its name is pronounced like "Jason" from the Friday the 13th movies. JSON is widely used due to its human-readable format, compactness (unlike XML), ease of parsing in all programming languages, and the availability of JSON libraries for various platforms.

JSON Format Rules

  • Objects are enclosed within opening and closing curly braces .
  • An empty object is represented by .
  • Arrays are enclosed within opening and closing square brackets [].
  • An empty array is represented by [].
  • Members are represented by key-value pairs.
  • Keys must be enclosed in double quotes (though JavaScript allows single quotes).
  • Each member must have a unique key within an object.
  • String values must be enclosed in double quotes (single quotes are allowed in JavaScript).
  • Boolean values are represented using the true or false literals in lowercase.
  • Number values are represented using double-precision floating-point format. Scientific notation is supported, and leading zeroes are not allowed.
  • Offensive characters in a string must be escaped using the backslash character.
  • Null values are represented by the null literal in lowercase.
  • Other data types, like dates, should be converted to strings for proper representation.

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