JSON for Modern C++  3.7.0

◆ erase() [2/4]

template<template< typename U, typename V, typename... Args > class ObjectType = std::map, template< typename U, typename... Args > class ArrayType = std::vector, class StringType = std::string, class BooleanType = bool, class NumberIntegerType = std::int64_t, class NumberUnsignedType = std::uint64_t, class NumberFloatType = double, template< typename U > class AllocatorType = std::allocator, template< typename T, typename SFINAE=void > class JSONSerializer = adl_serializer>
template<class IteratorType , typename std::enable_if< std::is_same< IteratorType, typename basic_json_t::iterator >::value or std::is_same< IteratorType, typename basic_json_t::const_iterator >::value, int >::type = 0>
IteratorType nlohmann::basic_json::erase ( IteratorType  first,
IteratorType  last 

Removes the element specified by the range [first; last). The iterator first does not need to be dereferenceable if first == last: erasing an empty range is a no-op.

If called on a primitive type other than null, the resulting JSON value will be null.

[in]firstiterator to the beginning of the range to remove
[in]lastiterator past the end of the range to remove
Iterator following the last removed element. If the iterator second refers to the last element, the end() iterator is returned.
Template Parameters
IteratorTypean iterator or const_iterator
Invalidates iterators and references at or after the point of the erase, including the end() iterator.
type_error.307if called on a null value; example: "cannot use erase() with null"
invalid_iterator.203if called on iterators which does not belong to the current JSON value; example: "iterators do not fit current value"
invalid_iterator.204if called on a primitive type with invalid iterators (i.e., if first != begin() and last != end()); example: "iterators out of range"
The complexity depends on the type:
  • objects: log(size()) + std::distance(first, last)
  • arrays: linear in the distance between first and last, plus linear in the distance between last and end of the container
  • strings: linear in the length of the string
  • other types: constant
The example shows the result of erase() for different JSON types.
1 #include <iostream>
2 #include <nlohmann/json.hpp>
4 using json = nlohmann::json;
6 int main()
7 {
8  // create JSON values
9  json j_boolean = true;
10  json j_number_integer = 17;
11  json j_number_float = 23.42;
12  json j_object = {{"one", 1}, {"two", 2}};
13  json j_array = {1, 2, 4, 8, 16};
14  json j_string = "Hello, world";
16  // call erase
17  j_boolean.erase(j_boolean.begin(), j_boolean.end());
18  j_number_integer.erase(j_number_integer.begin(), j_number_integer.end());
19  j_number_float.erase(j_number_float.begin(), j_number_float.end());
20  j_object.erase(j_object.find("two"), j_object.end());
21  j_array.erase(j_array.begin() + 1, j_array.begin() + 3);
22  j_string.erase(j_string.begin(), j_string.end());
24  // print values
25  std::cout << j_boolean << '\n';
26  std::cout << j_number_integer << '\n';
27  std::cout << j_number_float << '\n';
28  std::cout << j_object << '\n';
29  std::cout << j_array << '\n';
30  std::cout << j_string << '\n';
31 }
basic_json<> json
default JSON class
Definition: json.hpp:2355

Output (play with this example online):
The example code above can be translated with
g++ -std=c++11 -Isingle_include doc/examples/erase__IteratorType_IteratorType.cpp -o erase__IteratorType_IteratorType 
See also
erase(IteratorType) – removes the element at a given position
erase(const typename object_t::key_type&) – removes the element from an object at the given key
erase(const size_type) – removes the element from an array at the given index
version 1.0.0

Definition at line 18171 of file json.hpp.