yusufnb/verify-json

Library to verify JSON structure easily using a lightweight JSON schema syntax

This project results from my need to verify JSON schema in a lightweight manner, without the need for an extensive definition and development code.

The schema syntax is minimalist and extremely easy to write.

npm install -s verify-json

const verify = require('verify-json')

import verify from 'verify-json';
const { verify } = require("verify-json");

let json = {
  markers: [
    {
      name: "Rixos The Palm Dubai",
      location: [25.1212, 55.1535],
      favorite: true,
      color: "red",
    },
    {
      name: "Shangri-La Hotel",
      location: [25.2084, 55.2719],
      color: "blue",
    },
  ],
};

// :
// :! - uses ! for optional
//  - required non null attribute of any type
// Skip all the quotations
const schema = `{markers: [{
      name:string,
      location:[:lat,:long],
      favorite:!b,
      color
  }]
}`;

// customValidators are optional. See built-in validators.
const customValidators = {
  lat: (val) => val >= -90 && val <= 90,
  long: (val) => val >= -180 && val <= 180,
};

let result = verify(json, schema, customValidators);

console.log(result); // true

json.markers[].location[] = 1000;

try {
  verify(json, schema, customValidators);
} catch (error) {
  console.log("error", error); // json.markers.0.location.0: validation failed
}

Following validators are built in and can be used directly –

{
    string    : _.isString,
    s         : _.isString,      // alias for string
    number    : _.isNumber,
    n         : _.isNumber,      // alias for number
    boolean   : _.isBoolean,
    b         : _.isBoolean,     // alias for boolean
    integer   : _.isInteger,
    i         : _.isInteger,     // alias for integer
    func      : _.isFunction,
    f         : _.isFunction,    // alias for func
    an        : (v) => v.match(/^[a-zA-Z0-9]+$/), // alpha-numeric
}

Since lodash is a dependency, this method is also exposed as a lodash mixin. Once imported anywhere, you can simply use _.verify to access it.

_.verify(json, schema, customValidators)

MIT © Yusuf Bhabhrawala

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