Tag Archives: JSON

Import JSON to MySQL made easy with the MySQL Shell

The latest release of the MySQL Shell 8.0.13 (GA) introduced some interesting improvements and features, for more information see the full changelog here: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql-shell/8.0/en/mysql-shell-news-8-0-13.html. One of those features was the introduction of a convenient and easy way to import JSON documents to a MySQL Server database.…

JSON Labs Release: JSON Functions, Part 2 — Querying JSON Data

The MySQL 5.7.7 JSON Lab release introduces a native JSON datatype. In part 1 of this blog post series, Rick Hillegas introduced the new functions for creating and manipulating JSON documents using the new native JSON data type. In this blog post we will be using some of the same sample tables and JSON documents as in part 1, so it will be helpful to read that blog post now, if you haven’t already.…

JSON Labs Release: JSON Functions, Part 1 — Manipulation JSON Data

The MySQL 5.7.7 JSON Lab release introduces a native JSON datatype. See Knut Anders Hatlen’s blog post for more details on this new datatype. In this release we also introduced a number of functions for creating and querying JSON documents. In this post we’ll explore the following new functions related to manipulating JSON documents:

  • jsn_array()
  • jsn_object()
  • jsn_insert()
  • jsn_remove()
  • jsn_set()
  • jsn_replace()
  • jsn_append()
  • jsn_merge()
  • jsn_extract()

Dag Wanvik’s follow up blog post will explore the functions related to querying and searching of JSON documents.…

JSON Labs Release: Native JSON Data Type and Binary Format

In the MySQL 5.7.7 JSON labs release, we have introduced a new data type for storing JSON data in MySQL tables. Now you can do this:

Sure, you could always store JSON data in a TEXT or VARCHAR column, but having a native data type for JSON provides some major benefits over that approach:

  1. Document Validation

    Only valid JSON documents can be stored in a JSON column, so you get automatic validation of your data.