Class DeserializationProblemHandler

  extended by

public abstract class DeserializationProblemHandler
extends Object

This is the class that can be registered (via DeserializationConfig object owner by ObjectMapper) to get calledn when a potentially recoverable problem is encountered during deserialization process. Handlers can try to resolve the problem, throw an exception or do nothing.

Default implementations for all methods implemented minimal "do nothing" functionality, which is roughly equivalent to not having a registered listener at all. This allows for only implemented handler methods one is interested in, without handling other cases.


Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 boolean handleUnknownProperty(DeserializationContext ctxt, JsonDeserializer<?> deserializer, Object beanOrClass, String propertyName)
          Method called when a Json Map ("Object") entry with an unrecognized name is encountered.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public DeserializationProblemHandler()
Method Detail


public boolean handleUnknownProperty(DeserializationContext ctxt,
                                     JsonDeserializer<?> deserializer,
                                     Object beanOrClass,
                                     String propertyName)
                              throws IOException,
Method called when a Json Map ("Object") entry with an unrecognized name is encountered. Content (supposedly) matching the property are accessible via parser that can be obtained from passed deserialization context. Handler can also choose to skip the content; if so, it MUST return true to indicate it did handle property succesfully. Skipping is usually done like so:

Note: version 1.2 added new deserialization feature (DeserializationConfig.Feature.FAIL_ON_UNKNOWN_PROPERTIES). It will only have effect after handler is called, and only if handler did not handle the problem.

beanOrClass - Either bean instance being deserialized (if one has been instantiated so far); or Class that indicates type that will be instantiated (if no instantiation done yet: for example when bean uses non-default constructors)
True if the problem was succesfully resolved (and content available used or skipped); false if listen