In our Integration projects, especially nowadays on Azure Integration Services, we often work with JSON messages. And despite Logic App Designer allowing us to generate a JSON schema based on a JSON payload (or JSON message), but there are many situations we need the opposite! We want to generate a dummy message from the JSON Schema in order to test our Logic Apps solutions or now our Data Mapper maps.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any out-of-the-box capabilities inside Logic Apps or the new Data Mapper to generate a dummy message.
I’m doing a lot of demos and sessions on the new Data Mapper, and you cannot imagine the times I forget the input message for each specific map, and I find myself constantly looking for that information.
In order to accomplish that, we usually use free online tools like this one: https://www.liquid-technologies.com/online-schema-to-json-converter, but what annoys me about these online tools is that all data are stored in their log files, and sometimes for privacy/security concerns that can be a problem. Mainly because of this reason, I decide, along with my team, to start creating these free tools with the source code available on GitHub in order to not raise the same suspicions.
Create a sample JSON document from a JSON Schema Tool
Create a sample JSON document from a JSON Schema Tool is a straightforward Windows tool that allows you to create a JSON Document based on the JSON Schema we provide. No data are stored in log files.
In this new version, we will be able to load a JSON message from our local hard drive.
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- Luis Rigueira | Member of my team and one of the persons responsible for developing this tool.