Read/write json revisited

Hi,

I'm using text input (set as time picker) to store hours and minutes to a json file. This part works (well...).
Then when the web page is loaded/reloaded, I need to read the json file and set the text input to the saved time.

So, I'm having a few issues:

  1. I cannot get to parse the json data to manipulate it.
  2. I don't know how to read said file when the web page is loaded.
  3. I'm now storing hour and minutes, but what if the file contains more data like:

{"led": on, "relay": off, "hour":12, "minute":15}

I really appreciate some assistance on this.
TIA

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The JSON node will turn a string of JSON back into a JS object

Use the UI_Control node to let you know when page is loaded

If it stores more data - dont use it - ignore it!

Based on your comments it seems to me you might not be quite getting JSON / JS Objects.

This will explain how to use the debug panel to find the right path to any data item.

This' the first obstacle.

var m=msg.payload 
//var hr=JSON.parse(m.hour);
//var min=JSON.parse(x.minute);
//var time=((hr*60)+(min))*60000;
msg.payload=m;
return msg;   //returns {"hour":12,"minute":00}

but

var m=msg.payload
var hr=JSON.parse(m.hour);
//var min=JSON.parse(x.minute);
//var time=((hr60)+(min))60000;
msg.payload=hr;
return msg; //
* fails

Try this example

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It worked, thank you much!!

Just one more question:

The write-to-file node has the option to overwrite or to append. But what if I want to modify the data? Should I read it first, modify it and then overwite the old data with the new one? Or is there a way to modify just the corrected data, hour and minute, in this case?

Thanks again.

Yes as it has to be valid json, if you append you would create a non valid json.
so read json, change values, then overwrite.

Not with text files, you could use context storage or a data base, then you could target just the changing variables.