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Import/Read a JSON string and convert it in tabular (row/column) form | SQL Server 2016 – Part 2

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

In my [previous post] I discussed on how to format/convert any Query/Table data to a string in JSON format. JSON in SQL Server was limited to this feature only till the CTP 2 version.

But now with the CTP 3 release you can do reverse of it also, means now you can read back JSON data and convert it to tabular or row & column format.
 

Let’s check this by taking same sample data from our previous JSON-Export post.

DECLARE @json NVARCHAR(1000)
SELECT @json = N'{"StudList":
[  
   {  
      "ID":1,
      "FirstName":"Manoj",
      "LastName":"Pandey",
      "Class":10,
      "Marks":80.5
   },
   {  
      "ID":2,
      "FirstName":"Saurabh",
      "LastName":"Sharma",
      "Class":11,
      "Marks":82.7
   },
   {  
      "ID":3,
      "FirstName":"Kanchan",
      "LastName":"Pandey",
      "Class":10,
      "Marks":90.5
   },
   {  
      "ID":4,
      "FirstName":"Rajesh",
      "LastName":"Shah",
      "Class":11,
      "Marks":70.3
   },
   {  
      "ID":5,
      "FirstName":"Kunal",
      "LastName":"Joshi",
      "Class":12,
      "Marks":64.7
   }
]'

SELECT ID, FirstName, LastName, Class, Marks
FROM OPENJSON (@json, '$.StudList')
WITH (
	ID INT, 
	FirstName VARCHAR(255), 
	LastName VARCHAR(255), 
	Class INT,
	Marks DECIMAL(3,1)
) AS StudList

– Output:
SQL Server 2016 - JSON export 01

Well, that was simple, isn’t it!!!
 


 

In my [next post] I’ll talk about Nested Properties in a JSON string with single and multiple elements.
 


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  1. Rani
    January 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Manoj,

    We are using SQL Server 2012 version database. Could you please guide me the best way to convert Json data into SQL Server?

    Thanks,
    Rani

  2. October 30, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Now this was much needed info. Ample times we recieve data in json format especially from webapi .

  1. January 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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