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Hello, I've been trying to learn Python for work, and it's been going pretty well until my most recent program. It keeps running into this: "ValueError: no json object could be decoded" What does this mean? I haven't run into this before with any of my other programs. How can I fix it?

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Some Guy 2 years ago 🕓 Posted at 13 January, 2019 06:09 AM PST

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Profile Photo - Hash BrownHash BrownInternet ActivistEnglandStaff


You're trying to decode a JSON string by the sound of it. The most common errors for these sorts of things are:

  • The JSON string is not valid JSON
  • You're decoding the wrong thing entirely, try printing it out to make sure its the correct variable.
  • You're using the wrong path to the JSON file.

Also be aware of json.load(), while it would be common sense to put the file path in there it's just not correct sir.

with open(filename) as json_file:
    data =  json.load(json_file)

json.load() reads JSON from a file.

json.loads() reads json from a string.

Hope this helps

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Hash Brown 2 years ago 🕓 Posted at 21 February, 2019 14:37 PM PST


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