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nlohmann::json_pointer::parent_pointer

json_pointer parent_pointer() const;

Returns the parent of this JSON pointer.

Return value

Parent of this JSON pointer; in case this JSON pointer is the root, the root itself is returned.

Complexity

Linear in the length of the JSON pointer.

Examples

Example

The example shows the result of parent_pointer for different JSON Pointers.

#include <iostream>
#include <nlohmann/json.hpp>

using json = nlohmann::json;

int main()
{
    // different JSON Pointers
    json::json_pointer ptr1("");
    json::json_pointer ptr2("/foo");
    json::json_pointer ptr3("/foo/0");

    // call parent_pointer()
    std::cout << std::boolalpha
              << "parent of \"" << ptr1 << "\" is \"" << ptr1.parent_pointer() << "\"\n"
              << "parent of \"" << ptr2 << "\" is \"" << ptr2.parent_pointer() << "\"\n"
              << "parent of \"" << ptr3 << "\" is \"" << ptr3.parent_pointer() << "\"" << std::endl;
}

Output:

parent of "" is ""
parent of "/foo" is ""
parent of "/foo/0" is "/foo"

Version history

Added in version 3.6.0.


Last update: September 18, 2022