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Takes an expression containing a JSON document, a JSON pointer expression, and an expected data type parameter. If the key specified using the JSON pointer expression exists, and its type conforms with the expected data type parameter, JSON_EXTRACT returns the value of the data type specified. Otherwise, returns NULL.


JSON_EXTRACT(<json>, '<json_pointer_expression>', '<data_type>')


Parameter Description Supported input types
<json> The JSON document from which the value is to be extracted. TEXT
<json_pointer_expression> A JSON pointer to the location of the array in the JSON. For more information, see JSON pointer expression syntax. TEXT
<data_type> The expected data type of the key indicated by <json_pointer_expression>, such as TEXT or INTEGER. For more information, see supported type parameters. Any data type

Return Types

  • If key is provided, returns the value of the data type specified
  • If no key is provided, returns NULL


For the JSON document indicated by <json_common_example> below, see JSON common example. The Returns result is based on this example.

    JSON_EXTRACT(<json_common_example>, '/value/dyid', 'INTEGER')

Returns: 987

    JSON_EXTRACT(<json_common_example>, '/value/no_such_key', 'TEXT')

Returns: NULL

    JSON_EXTRACT(<json_common_example>, '/value/uid', 'INTEGER')

Returns: NULL since the JSON type under that key is a string.

    JSON_EXTRACT(<json_common_example>,'/value/keywords', 'ARRAY(TEXT)')

Returns: ["insanely","fast","analytics"]