Hi Jason,

Forgive me if I've misunderstood the question, but hopefully this
might help.

As far as I know, you can infinitely nest your JSON data if that's
what you want to do.  I've noticed some fundamental problems with your
JSON you pasted in your post which may just be typos, but need to be
cleared up before your code will work.  Firstly the items in your
'flowerset' are not enclosed in square brackets.  Secondly your names
(eg groupCode) do not need to be enclosed in quotations although this
won't break things.  Thirdly, in my opinion, you could break this down
and request a much smaller and less complex dataset from the server
(maybe just the group names first, then depending on what the user
clicked on get the flower names and so on)  Thus putting less load on
the server and reducing bandwidth.  Also, I'd say to have everything
nested under the name rsJson just adds another unnecessary dimension
of complication.

Think of JSON as just a long bunch of name value pairs [{name:value}]
separated by commas where a value can be a number, string or another
array.  If your value is another array, then it must be enclosed in
square brackets.  As such, there should never be a curly bracket
immediately after a colon ( [{name:{name:value, name:value},
name:value}] ) is wrong.  [{name:[{name:value, name:value}],
name:value}] is correct.

I've cleaned up a little bit of your data just to demonstrate the
correct syntax:

{rsJson:
  [
    {groupCode:"1",groupName:"Roses",flowerSet:[
      {flowers: [
        {flowerCode:"15",flowerName:"Roses"}
        ]}
      ]},
    {groupCode:"2",groupName:"Carnations",flowerSet:[
      {flowers:[
        {flowerCode:"16",flowerName:"Spray Carnations"},
        {flowerCode:"17",flowerName:"Standard Carnations"}
        ]}
      ]}
  ]}

To get to your data do something like this:

myDataSetVar[0].rsJson[0].groupCode   (would give you "1")
myDataSetVar[0].rsJson[1].flowerSet[0].flowers[1].flowerName  (would
give you "Standard Carnations")


Really hope that helps and I haven't confused things further.

All the best

George


On Dec 18, 9:04 am, "jason maina" <jason.ma...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ryan guess was kind of tired had failed looking at some of the points
> rather was not getting the point. Finally I'm through this is the final
> product:
>
> {"rsJson":[{"groupCode":"1","groupName":"Roses","flowerSet":{"flowers":[{"flowerCode":"15","flowerName":"Roses"}]}},{"groupCode":"2","groupName":"Carnations","flowerSet":{"flowers":[{"flowerCode":"16","flowerName":"Spray
> Carnations"},{"flowerCode":"17","flowerName":"Standard
> Carnations"}]}},{"groupCode":"3","groupName":"Perennials","flowerSet":{"flowers":[{"flowerCode":"2","flowerName":"Aster"},{"flowerCode":"3","flowerName":"Alstromeria"},{"flowerCode":"10","flowerName":"Gysophila"},{"flowerCode":"12","flowerName":"Limonium
> Perezzi"}]}},{"groupCode":"4","groupName":"Annuals","flowerSet":{"flowers":[{"flowerCode":"1","flowerName":"Ammi
> Majus"},{"flowerCode":"4","flowerName":"Bupleurum"},{"flowerCode":"5","flowerName":"Carthamus"},{"flowerCode":"6","flowerName":"Chinese
> Aster"},{"flowerCode":"7","flowerName":"Chrysantemum"},{"flowerCode":"8","flowerName":"Delphinium"},{"flowerCode":"13","flowerName":"Lisianthus"},{"flowerCode":"14","flowerName":"Molucella"},{"flowerCode":"18","flowerName":"Statice"},{"flowerCode":"19","flowerName":"Stocks"}]}},{"groupCode":"5","groupName":"Bulbs","flowerSet":{"flowers":[{"flowerCode":"9","flowerName":"Freesia"},{"flowerCode":"11","flowerName":"Lilies"}]}}]}
>
> kind regards
> Jason
>
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 8:04 PM, jason maina <jason.ma...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > What im wondering out of the reply is I cant have a nested JSON object with
> > the following layout?
>
> > groupID, groupName, groupItems(array of items)
>
> > similar example:
>
> >http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/samples/data_region/JSONDataS...
>
> > Regards,
> > Jason
>
> > On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Ryan Gahl <ryan.g...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> typo... "...with NO properties"
>
> >> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Ryan Gahl <ryan.g...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> Here are your problems... I'll remove the bulk of the data to make it
> >>> more clear:
>
> >>> rsJson: {[{...}]}
>
> >>> what you have is illegal. You're essentially saying you have an anonymous
> >>> object with not properties and filling it with an array (that's probably 
> >>> not
> >>> even totally accurate)... the bottom line is, you can't have a curly brace
> >>> immediately followed by a square brace. And going further you have it all
> >>> just sitting in a property floating in space. The first thing you need to 
> >>> do
> >>> is wrap the property in curlies so you're actually returning an object...
>
> >>> {rsJson: ...}
>
> >>> Now, this other issue of putting a square bracket right inside a curly...
> >>> You can either a) remove the outer curlies and just make rsJson be an 
> >>> array,
> >>> or b) add a property name which then becomes the array.
>
> >>> a)
> >>> {rsJson: [{}, {}, ...]}
>
> >>> b)
> >>> {rsJson: {myArray: [...]}}
>
> >>> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 9:53 AM, jason maina <jason.ma...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>>> Hi all,
> >>>> Below is JSON encoded(php) data. After evaluating and sanitizing it im
> >>>> not capable of extracting its contents im just not sure what im doing 
> >>>> wrong:
>
> >>>> [php output]
>
> >>>> rsJson:{[{"groupCode":"1","groupName":"Roses","flowers":[{"flowerCode":"15","flowerName":"Roses"}]},
> >>>> {"groupCode":"2","groupName":"Carnations","flowers":[{"flowerCode":"16","flowerName":"Spray
> >>>> Carnations"
> >>>> },{"flowerCode":"17","flowerName":"Standard
> >>>> Carnations"}]},{"groupCode":"3","groupName":"Perennials"
>
> >>>> ,"flowers":[{"flowerCode":"2","flowerName":"Aster"},{"flowerCode":"3","flowerName":"Alstromeria"},{"flowerCode"
> >>>> :"10","flowerName":"Gysophila"},{"flowerCode":"12","flowerName":"Limonium
> >>>> Perezzi"}]},{"groupCode":"4"
> >>>> ,"groupName":"Annuals","flowers":[{"flowerCode":"1","flowerName":"Ammi
> >>>> Majus"},{"flowerCode":"4","flowerName"
> >>>> :"Bupleurum"},{"flowerCode":"5","flowerName":"Carthamus"},{"flowerCode":"6","flowerName":"Chinese
> >>>> Aster"
>
> >>>> },{"flowerCode":"7","flowerName":"Chrysantemum"},{"flowerCode":"8","flowerName":"Delphinium"},{"flowerCode"
>
> >>>> :"13","flowerName":"Lisianthus"},{"flowerCode":"14","flowerName":"Molucella"},{"flowerCode":"18","flowerName"
>
> >>>> :"Statice"},{"flowerCode":"19","flowerName":"Stocks"}]},{"groupCode":"5","groupName":"Bulbs","flowers"
>
> >>>> :[{"flowerCode":"9","flowerName":"Freesia"},{"flowerCode":"11","flowerName":"Lilies"}]}]}
>
> >>>> [php output]
>
> >>>> var jsonObj = res.responseText.evalJSON(true);
> >>>> alert(jsonObj);
>
> >>>> will not even popup, on firebug no errors showing up.
>
> >>>> Kind regards
> >>>> Jason
>
> >>> --
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