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From Scott Carey <scottca...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Serializing json against a schema
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:33:15 GMT
You could use the ReflectDatumWriter to write a simple java data class to
Avro, and you can  create instances of such classes from JSON using a
library like Jackson.   There is a JSON encoding for Avro, if your data
conformed to that format (which would be more verbose than what you have
below) you could use that to decode it, then re-encode it to binary.
Lastly you can use the SpecificDatum API, generate Java classes from your
schema, then set the data from the json with its type-safe builder pattern
APIs instead of the loose Generic API.

On 1/7/13 3:46 AM, "Pratyush Chandra" <chandra.pratyush@gmail.com> wrote:

>I am new to Avro. I was going through examples and figured out that
>GenericRecord can be appended to DataFileWriter and then serialized.
>record.avsc is 
>    "namespace": "example.proto",
>    "name": "Message", "type": "record",
>    "fields": [
>          {"name": "to",   "type": ["string","null"]}
>    ]
>and my code snippet is :
>        DatumWriter<GenericRecord> datumWriter = new
>        DataFileWriter<GenericRecord> dataFileWriter = new
>        dataFileWriter.create(schema, file);
>        GenericRecord message1= new GenericData.Record(schema);
>        message1.put("to", "Alyssa");
>        dataFileWriter.append(message1);
>        dataFileWriter.close();
>My question is : Suppose I am receiving a json from server, and based on
>schema I would like to serialize it directly, without parsing it.
>For example :
>Input received is {"to": "Alyssa"}
>Is there a way, I can serialize above json with record.avsc schema
>instead of appending GenericRecord ?
>Pratyush Chandra

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