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8 - Asteroid

I'm trying to import the attached JSON file into Alteryx. To use Python terms, the file was created as a series of dictionaries with identical layouts as opposed to a single dictionary with multiple entries. I'm trying to figure out a way to get Alteryx to read it but it stops after the first entry with:

 

Input Data (7) Error message: The document root must not be followed by other values. at character position: 3975. I can't figure out why. I've attached a sample of the data plus a screenshot of the input. The process flow only has the input tool thus far.

 

Anyone have any ideas?

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @alexlyle ,

 

The sample you've provided is blank. Can you try uploading again?

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That is strange because I see both files attached and I downloaded both and they are populated. But, that could be unnecessary. Here is the JSON sample. It's Unicode UTF-8 encoded. The process flow in Alteryx only had the input tool.But, you can see what i mean by it being multiple dictionaries, to use Python parlance, in one file. That is throwing off Alteryx.

 

{"created_at": "Tue Aug 01 16:23:56 +0000 2017", "id": 892420643555336193, "id_str": "892420643555336193", "full_text": "This is Phineas. He's a mystical boy. Only ever appears in the hole of a donut. 13/10 https://t.co/MgUWQ76dJU", "truncated": false, "display_text_range": [0, 85], "entities": {"hashtags": [], "symbols": [], "user_mentions": [], "urls": [], "media": [{"id": 892420639486877696, "id_str": "892420639486877696", "indices": [86, 109], "media_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGKD1-bXoAAIAUK.jpg", "media_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGKD1-bXoAAIAUK.jpg", "url": "https://t.co/MgUWQ76dJU", "display_url": "pic.twitter.com/MgUWQ76dJU", "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/892420643555336193/photo/1", "type": "photo", "sizes": {"large": {"w": 540, "h": 528, "resize": "fit"}, "thumb": {"w": 150, "h": 150, "resize": "crop"}, "small": {"w": 540, "h": 528, "resize": "fit"}, "medium": {"w": 540, "h": 528, "resize": "fit"}}}]}, "extended_entities": {"media": [{"id": 892420639486877696, "id_str": "892420639486877696", "indices": [86, 109], "media_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGKD1-bXoAAIAUK.jpg", "media_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGKD1-bXoAAIAUK.jpg", "url": "https://t.co/MgUWQ76dJU", "display_url": "pic.twitter.com/MgUWQ76dJU", "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/892420643555336193/photo/1", "type": "photo", "sizes": {"large": {"w": 540, "h": 528, "resize": "fit"}, "thumb": {"w": 150, "h": 150, "resize": "crop"}, "small": {"w": 540, "h": 528, "resize": "fit"}, "medium": {"w": 540, "h": 528, "resize": "fit"}}}]}, "source": "<a href=\"http://twitter.com/download/iphone\" rel=\"nofollow\">Twitter for iPhone</a>", "in_reply_to_status_id": null, "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null, "in_reply_to_user_id": null, "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null, "in_reply_to_screen_name": null, "user": {"id": 4196983835, "id_str": "4196983835", "name": "WeRateDogs\u2122 (author)", "screen_name": "dog_rates", "location": "DM YOUR DOGS, WE WILL RATE", "description": "#1 Source for Professional Dog Ratings | STORE: @ShopWeRateDogs | IG, FB & SC: WeRateDogs MOBILE APP: @GoodDogsGame | Business: dogratingtwitter@gmail.com", "url": "https://t.co/N7sNNHAEXS", "entities": {"url": {"urls": [{"url": "https://t.co/N7sNNHAEXS", "expanded_url": "http://weratedogs.com", "display_url": "weratedogs.com", "indices": [0, 23]}]}, "description": {"urls": []}}, "protected": false, "followers_count": 3200889, "friends_count": 104, "listed_count": 2784, "created_at": "Sun Nov 15 21:41:29 +0000 2015", "favourites_count": 114031, "utc_offset": null, "time_zone": null, "geo_enabled": true, "verified": true, "statuses_count": 5288, "lang": "en", "contributors_enabled": false, "is_translator": false, "is_translation_enabled": false, "profile_background_color": "000000", "profile_background_image_url": "http://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png", "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png", "profile_background_tile": false, "profile_image_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/861415328504569856/R2xOOfwe_normal.jpg", "profile_image_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/861415328504569856/R2xOOfwe_normal.jpg", "profile_banner_url": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/4196983835/1501129017", "profile_link_color": "F5ABB5", "profile_sidebar_border_color": "000000", "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "000000", "profile_text_color": "000000", "profile_use_background_image": false, "has_extended_profile": true, "default_profile": false, "default_profile_image": false, "following": true, "follow_request_sent": false, "notifications": false, "translator_type": "none"}, "geo": null, "coordinates": null, "place": null, "contributors": null, "is_quote_status": false, "retweet_count": 8853, "favorite_count": 39467, "favorited": false, "retweeted": false, "possibly_sensitive": false, "possibly_sensitive_appealable": false, "lang": "en"}
{"created_at": "Tue Aug 01 00:17:27 +0000 2017", "id": 892177421306343426, "id_str": "892177421306343426", "full_text": "This is Tilly. She's just checking pup on you. Hopes you're doing ok. If not, she's available for pats, snugs, boops, the whole bit. 13/10 https://t.co/0Xxu71qeIV", "truncated": false, "display_text_range": [0, 138], "entities": {"hashtags": [], "symbols": [], "user_mentions": [], "urls": [], "media": [{"id": 892177413194625024, "id_str": "892177413194625024", "indices": [139, 162], "media_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGGmoV4XsAAUL6n.jpg", "media_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGGmoV4XsAAUL6n.jpg", "url": "https://t.co/0Xxu71qeIV", "display_url": "pic.twitter.com/0Xxu71qeIV", "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/892177421306343426/photo/1", "type": "photo", "sizes": {"large": {"w": 1407, "h": 1600, "resize": "fit"}, "thumb": {"w": 150, "h": 150, "resize": "crop"}, "small": {"w": 598, "h": 680, "resize": "fit"}, "medium": {"w": 1055, "h": 1200, "resize": "fit"}}}]}, "extended_entities": {"media": [{"id": 892177413194625024, "id_str": "892177413194625024", "indices": [139, 162], "media_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGGmoV4XsAAUL6n.jpg", "media_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGGmoV4XsAAUL6n.jpg", "url": "https://t.co/0Xxu71qeIV", "display_url": "pic.twitter.com/0Xxu71qeIV", "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/892177421306343426/photo/1", "type": "photo", "sizes": {"large": {"w": 1407, "h": 1600, "resize": "fit"}, "thumb": {"w": 150, "h": 150, "resize": "crop"}, "small": {"w": 598, "h": 680, "resize": "fit"}, "medium": {"w": 1055, "h": 1200, "resize": "fit"}}}]}, "source": "<a href=\"http://twitter.com/download/iphone\" rel=\"nofollow\">Twitter for iPhone</a>", "in_reply_to_status_id": null, "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null, "in_reply_to_user_id": null, "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null, "in_reply_to_screen_name": null, "user": {"id": 4196983835, "id_str": "4196983835", "name": "WeRateDogs\u2122 (author)", "screen_name": "dog_rates", "location": "DM YOUR DOGS, WE WILL RATE", "description": "#1 Source for Professional Dog Ratings | STORE: @ShopWeRateDogs | IG, FB & SC: WeRateDogs MOBILE APP: @GoodDogsGame | Business: dogratingtwitter@gmail.com", "url": "https://t.co/N7sNNHAEXS", "entities": {"url": {"urls": [{"url": "https://t.co/N7sNNHAEXS", "expanded_url": "http://weratedogs.com", "display_url": "weratedogs.com", "indices": [0, 23]}]}, "description": {"urls": []}}, "protected": false, "followers_count": 3200889, "friends_count": 104, "listed_count": 2784, "created_at": "Sun Nov 15 21:41:29 +0000 2015", "favourites_count": 114031, "utc_offset": null, "time_zone": null, "geo_enabled": true, "verified": true, "statuses_count": 5288, "lang": "en", "contributors_enabled": false, "is_translator": false, "is_translation_enabled": false, "profile_background_color": "000000", "profile_background_image_url": "http://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png", "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png", "profile_background_tile": false, "profile_image_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/861415328504569856/R2xOOfwe_normal.jpg", "profile_image_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/861415328504569856/R2xOOfwe_normal.jpg", "profile_banner_url": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/4196983835/1501129017", "profile_link_color": "F5ABB5", "profile_sidebar_border_color": "000000", "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "000000", "profile_text_color": "000000", "profile_use_background_image": false, "has_extended_profile": true, "default_profile": false, "default_profile_image": false, "following": true, "follow_request_sent": false, "notifications": false, "translator_type": "none"}, "geo": null, "coordinates": null, "place": null, "contributors": null, "is_quote_status": false, "retweet_count": 6514, "favorite_count": 33819, "favorited": false, "retweeted": false, "possibly_sensitive": false, "possibly_sensitive_appealable": false, "lang": "en"}

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let me know if these show up

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @alexlyle ,

 

I loaded this in as a .csv with \0 delimiter as follows: 

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This give me the following:

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I can then parse that field into the JSON Parse Tool:

mceleavey_1-1585922319784.png

 

 

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That seems to be working for me. I Let me know if that works.

 

M.

 

 

 

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Thanks!

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Glad I could help.

 

M.

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