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JSONPath Query

Category: Core

This activity allows you to easily extract information from a JSON-formatted string. Instead of having to use complicated regular expression to parse JSON, you can use a JSONPath to traverse the JSON’s structure and extract the data you want. These paths can be simple ($.user.firstName) or complex ($.users[?(@.firstName == 'John')].phoneNumbers[0].number).

Best Practices

  • Check the Continue Workflow Execution on Failure box and use a Condition Block to check whether or not the path query was successful. This helps make sure your workflow fails with a useful error message and only continues if the path query succeeds.


  • There are more than one implementation of JSONPath. SecureX orchestration uses the Jayway implementation.

Sample Workflows

The following sample workflows are available in our repository’s workflows folder to help you get familiar with this activity. These can be imported using the instructions here or you can view the workflow in GitHub by clicking on it.