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Gson – Read and parse JSON file example

Gson read and parse JSON file example shows how to read JSON file and parse it using the Gson library in Java. This example also shows how to read various fields from the JSON file.

How to read JSON file using Gson in Java?

Reading a JSON file in Java is no different than reading any other type of file. However, once the JSON file content is read, we need to parse it as well before we can access any data from it.

Here is the employee.json file we are going to use for this example.

We start with reading the JSON file using the BufferedReader class. Once we get the reader, we can use the fromJson method to create a JsonObject from the file content as given below.


Now, instead of converting the JSON file to a JsonObject using the fromJson method, we can also convert it to a Pojo object.

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