Write JSON – New Feature for the WebAutomation Extension

Update Our WebAutomation Extension Today to Be Able to Generate JSON Code in RapidMiner

Our WebAutomation Extension facilitates your work with JSON and web services. Until now, it was possible to retrieve data in JSON format and use them for tasks in RapidMiner. We have now added a feature enabling you to also generate and export JSON code in RapidMiner.

JSON has prevailed as a format for flexible data exchange in most areas. Similarly expressive as XML, it is more efficient in terms of memory and, additionally, more convenient to use within the web infrastructure, as it can be directly processed in Javascript. Thus, most web services today reply in JSON format. With our extension, any desired JSON data structure can be read and converted to one or more relational tables to make it usable for analyses. Furthermore, the extension adds support for connecting efficiently to web services for data enhancement and deployment. Now, it is also possible to generate JSON and deliver it straight to the web services. This feature is helpful for example when uploading analytic results.

In order to generate JSON in RapidMiner, we have added the new Write JSON operator to the WebAutomation Extension. You can deliver as many ExampleSets as necessary to it, which will be compiled to JSON in its subprocess using operators such as Insert Array and Insert Properties, also included in the update. We will shortly provide a tutorial explaining JSON generation with the WebAutomation Extension in further detail.

Read more about the extension here.