Render Json using Jackson in Scala

If you use Jackson Json library in Scala, remember to register the DefaultScalaModule so that ObjectMapper can convert List, Array to Json correctly. See below.

 
val objectMapper = new ObjectMapper()
objectMapper.registerModule(DefaultScalaModule)

Simple example:

 
import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.JsonAutoDetect.Visibility
import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.{JsonProperty, PropertyAccessor}
import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper
import com.fasterxml.jackson.module.scala.DefaultScalaModule



object JsonExample {
  case class Car(@JsonProperty("id")  id: Long)
  case class Person(@JsonProperty("name") name: String = null,
                    @JsonProperty("cars") cars: Seq[Car] = null)

  def main(args:Array[String]):Unit = {
    val car1 = Car(12345)
    val car2 = Car(12346)
    val carsOwned = List(car1, car2)
    var person = Person(name="wei", cars=carsOwned)

    val objectMapper = new ObjectMapper()
    objectMapper.registerModule(DefaultScalaModule)
    objectMapper.setVisibility(PropertyAccessor.ALL, Visibility.NONE)
    objectMapper.setVisibility(PropertyAccessor.FIELD, Visibility.ANY)
    println(s"person: ${objectMapper.writeValueAsString(person)}")
  }
}

Output:
person: {“name”:”wei”,”cars”:[{“id”:12345},{“id”:12346}]}

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