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12.18.1 JSON Function Reference

Table 12.22 JSON Functions

Name Description Introduced Deprecated
-> Return value from JSON column after evaluating path; equivalent to JSON_EXTRACT().
->> Return value from JSON column after evaluating path and unquoting the result; equivalent to JSON_UNQUOTE(JSON_EXTRACT()). 5.7.13
JSON_APPEND() Append data to JSON document Yes
JSON_ARRAY() Create JSON array
JSON_ARRAY_APPEND() Append data to JSON document
JSON_ARRAY_INSERT() Insert into JSON array
JSON_CONTAINS() Whether JSON document contains specific object at path
JSON_CONTAINS_PATH() Whether JSON document contains any data at path
JSON_DEPTH() Maximum depth of JSON document
JSON_EXTRACT() Return data from JSON document
JSON_INSERT() Insert data into JSON document
JSON_KEYS() Array of keys from JSON document
JSON_LENGTH() Number of elements in JSON document
JSON_MERGE() Merge JSON documents, preserving duplicate keys. Deprecated synonym for JSON_MERGE_PRESERVE() 5.7.22
JSON_MERGE_PATCH() Merge JSON documents, replacing values of duplicate keys 5.7.22
JSON_MERGE_PRESERVE() Merge JSON documents, preserving duplicate keys 5.7.22
JSON_OBJECT() Create JSON object
JSON_PRETTY() Print a JSON document in human-readable format 5.7.22
JSON_QUOTE() Quote JSON document
JSON_REMOVE() Remove data from JSON document
JSON_REPLACE() Replace values in JSON document
JSON_SEARCH() Path to value within JSON document
JSON_SET() Insert data into JSON document
JSON_STORAGE_SIZE() Space used for storage of binary representation of a JSON document 5.7.22
JSON_TYPE() Type of JSON value
JSON_UNQUOTE() Unquote JSON value
JSON_VALID() Whether JSON value is valid

MySQL 5.7.22 and later supports two aggregate JSON functions JSON_ARRAYAGG() and JSON_OBJECTAGG(). See Section 12.20, “Aggregate Functions”, for descriptions of these.

Also beginning with MySQL 5.7.22:

  • pretty-printing of JSON values in an easy-to-read format can be obtained using the JSON_PRETTY() function.

  • You can see how much storage space a given JSON value takes up using JSON_STORAGE_SIZE().

For complete descriptions of these two functions, see Section 12.18.6, “JSON Utility Functions”.