Package javax.json

Interface JsonPatch

  • public interface JsonPatch
    This interface represents an immutable implementation of a JSON Patch as defined by RFC 6902.

    This is a near-exact copy of the same-titled Java EE 8 Class: javax.json.JsonPatch
    Commenting has been slightly modified to accompany HiLiting the Code Examples.
    Java Source Code remains identical to the Sun-Oracle & 'GlassFish' Released Distributions.

    Read included License: HERE, and the CDDL+GPL-1.1
    All javax.json.* Code Obtained From: GitHub JavaEE jsonp  Public Archive.

    A JsonPatch can be instantiated with Json.createPatch(JsonArray) by specifying the patch operations in a JSON Patch. Alternately, it can also be constructed with a JsonPatchBuilder.

    The following illustrates both approaches.

    1. Construct a JsonPatch with a JSON Patch.

       JsonArray contacts     = ...       // The target to be patched
       JsonArray patch        = ...  ;    // JSON Patch
       JsonPatch jsonpatch    = Json.createPatch(patch);
       JsonArray result       = jsonpatch.apply(contacts);

    2. Construct a JsonPatch with JsonPatchBuilder.

     JsonPatchBuilder builder = Json.createPatchBuilder();
     JsonArray result = builder
          .add("/John/phones/office", "1234-567")
    See Also:
    RFC 6902

    • Method Detail

      • apply

        <T extends JsonStructure> T apply​(T target)
        Applies the patch operations to the specified target. The target is not modified by the patch.
        Type Parameters:
        T - the target type, must be a subtype of JsonStructure
        target - the target to apply the patch operations
        the transformed target after the patch
        JsonException - if the supplied JSON Patch is malformed or if it contains references to non-existing members