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JSONPath Filters

This page documents filters included with the Liquid JSONPath package. See the filter reference for details of all standard filters. Also see the Python JSONPath docs for JSONPath selector syntax.


<object> | find: <string> -> <list>

Return the result of applying a jsonpath string to the input value. The input value should be a list (or any sequence) or a dict (or any mapping).

{{ site | find: '$.users.*.name' | join: ' ' }}

If the following data was assigned to a variable called site:

"users": [
"name": "Sue",
"score": 100
"name": "John",
"score": 86
"name": "Sally",
"score": 84
"name": "Jane",
"score": 55

We'd get an output like this:

Sue John Sally Jane


The find filter defaults to returning an undefined instance when given anything other than a mapping or sequence as its input value. You can change this behavior by setting the default argument to one of Default.EMPTY, Default.RAISE or Default.UNDEFINED when registering find with an environment.

from liquid import Environment
from liquid_jsonpath import Default
from liquid_jsonpath import Find

env = Environment()
env.add_filter("find", Find(default=Default.RAISE))
# ...

Default.RAISE will raise a FilterArgumentError when given an unacceptable input value or JSONPath string, and Default.EMPTY will simply return an empty list instead.

Customizing JSONPath

The find filter uses a JSONPathEnvironment with its default configuration. You can replace the JSONPathEnvironment used by find by subclassing liquid_jsonpath.Find and setting the jsonpath_class class attribute.

from jsonpath import JSONPathEnvironment
from liquid_jsonpath import Find

class MyJSONPathEnv(JSONPathEnvironment):
root_token = "^" # silly example

class MyFindFilter(Find):
jsonpath_class = MyJSONPathEnv

env = Environment()
env.add_filter("find", MyFindFilter())