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Hierarchical JSON Output


You can use the Hierarchical JSON output step to convert hierarchical data from a previous step into JSON format.

NoteThis step only accepts hierarchical data


  • Step name: Specifies the unique name of the Hierarchical JSON output step on the canvas. You can customize the name or leave it as the default.


Hierarchical JSON Output step dialog box
Field Description
Input hierarchical field Specifies the hierarchical input field name from a previous step which is formatted to the JSON format.
Output field Specifies the step output field to contain the generated JSON output.
Option Description
Pass output to servlet Select to return the data using a web service instead of passing it to output rows. See PDI data over web service
Pretty print? Select to format the output JSON data.