jackson - map json string or json array to String in java object

I have a json created by elixir class which has a field which can be string or array

field :logs, {:array, :string}

If anyone don't get this it will be like

{"logs" : "some log 1"}


"logs": ["some log 1", "some log 2"]

for which I have a java field mapped

private String logs;

This mapping works only when the logs comes as a String but fails if the logs comes as array with error saying it will not be able to convert START_ARRAY to string

How to serialize the field if it comes as array and store it as a comma separated string

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