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JSON compare

This tool allows you to compare JSON documents and visualize the semantic differences.

You can see the user guide to help you to use this JSON compare tool.

First JSON document to compare

Second JSON document to compare

JSON comparison

First JSON document
Second JSON document

User guide

This tool allows to compare two JSON data structures, and visualize the diff.

Copy and paste, drag and drop a JSON file or directly type in the editors above, and they will be automatically compared if the two JSON are valids.
You can also click on "load JSON from URL" button to load your JSON data from a URL (Must be https).
You can also click on "Browse JSON file" button to load your JSON data from a local file.

Then you can visualize the differences between the two JSON documents. It highlights the elements which are different:

  • Different value between the two JSON: highlight in red color
  • Element only presents in a single JSON: highlight in yellow color

You can navigate to next / previous difference:

  • Clicks on "Next diff" button in order to go to the next difference
  • Clicks on "Previous diff" button in order to go to the previous difference

Why compare JSON ?

JSON is an standard file format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects. JSON was derived from JavaScript, but it is a language-independent data format, many programming languages include code to parse JSON data. JSON substitutes for XML, it has become a popular alternative to XML format. Once you know json, it is difficult to return to XML (personal opinion ...)!

Sometimes it is necessary to validate the response bodies of REST API (this type of webservice has become very popular). It can be complicated when the json are bulky, it quickly becomes difficult to read.

Another solution to validate a JSON response, is to use a JSON schema (See the tool "JSON Schema Validator"). It may be relevant to use json schema to validate an API.

Online JSON compare tool

It can be helpful to compare JSON streams, unfortunately it can be difficult to see the differences between large documents. This free online tool will allows you to do this easily.

JSON diff tool makes a semantic comparison, it compares every attribute–value pairs of objects. It compares each element according to their position in the arrays. It sorts and formats the JSON strings in order to find the semantic differences instead of just the text ones.

This tool is currently in beta and we would welcome your feedback, you can make comments.

You can report a bug or give feedback by adding a comment (below) or by clicking "Contact me" link (at the top right hand corner of the page).


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