Parse download of JSON data from URL

I have some JSON data which I have downloaded from a URL as .gz file, I then decompressed, and read the JSON as a string

I am trying to loop through the records

But neither JArray or JObject seem to work

Any ideas how to read in this data, object by object?


1 answer

  • answered 2018-06-24 20:23 Nkosi

    The provided sample is not a valid JSON document but appear to contain snippets of JSON objects.

    Assuming each record/object is confined to a single line you can read the file line by line and convert the objects

    The provider data would parse to

    public class user {
        public string user_id { get; set; }
        public string email { get; set; }
        public string roles { get; set; }

    And following can be used to deserialise the decompressed file

    public class MyParser {
        public IEnumerable<T> Parse<T>(string path) {
            var lines = File.ReadLines(path);
            foreach (var line in lines) {
                var record = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<T>(line);
                yield return record;

    Getting the desired objects then would be something like

    var path = "path to decompressed file";
    var parser = new MyParser(); 
    var users = parse.Parse<user>(path);
    foreach(var user in users) {