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    How to escape JSON objects in webhook?

    Asked by ivancace on November 15, 2013 at 08:33 AM

    We are using webhook, but we have a problem when a there is doble quote, Can you scape this character in the json you send by webhook?



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    Answered by ardy0689 on November 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Hello, thanks for posting your inquiry here on the forum.

    There are a few ways that you can escape special characters depending on your goals.

    Normally this function escapes the values in the json object:



    Normal escaping for string manipulations:

    Outputs "Full Name"

    echo "\"Full Name\"";

    However, if you are going to use a string and insert it on a database, it is important that you use this instead:

    Assuming $string contains a value with "Full name" with double quotes literally.

    $string = mysqli_real_escape_string($string);


    These are all in PHP script. If you are using a different server script, let us know so that we can assist you on escaping characters.

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you

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    Answered by ivancace on November 16, 2013 at 04:04 AM

    We are using Java, Gson framework. And is imposible for that framework parse values with double quote.


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    Answered by NeilVicente on November 16, 2013 at 08:25 AM


    Try using the Java equivalent of the following PHP codes before passing the data to Gson:

    function unescapeJSON($str){
                    return str_replace("\\'","'" ,str_replace('\\"', '"', $str));

    $newData = unescapeJSON($rawData);

    The goal is to simply replace \\' and \\" with ' and " , respectively.

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    Answered by ivancace on November 16, 2013 at 09:18 AM

    thanks solve!!