Parsing JSON in Shortcuts from an API request
If you look at the Typicode API response, you can see that there’s a lot of data stored in JSON. While it’s not easy to read at first, over time you’ll start to recognise the structures in JSON data, as well as how to identify dictionaries, lists, keys and values. Often, developers include a nicely formatted version of the JSON data that their API will return, so look for that in their documentation. Additionally, it’s helpful to check your work using services like the online JSON Editor.
Note that the Typicode API Response is a list. The list contains objects. The objects contain keys like
address and more. Some of these keys, such as
name, simply contain a number or text value, but others, such as
company, have a dictionary value.
address dictionary contains some keys with values that are simple text, such as
street, and other keys, such as
geo, which are themselves dictionaries containing multiple values (