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@JsonCreator not working on a factory with multiple arguments for a enum type #929

logic-1 opened this issue Sep 12, 2015 · 2 comments


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commented Sep 12, 2015

Using a factory method having multiple arguments annotated with @JsonCreator works normally when the factory is for a class type, but fails if the factory is for an enum type.

jackson-databind v 2.5.1
jackson-annotations v 2.5.0

e.g. code

String json = "{\"intProp\":1,\"stringProp\":\"first\"}";
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();

MyClass classValue = mapper.readValue(json, MyClass.class); //works
MyEnum enumValue = mapper.readValue(json, MyEnum.class); //fails 

both MyClass and MyEnum has a method like

@JsonCreator(mode = JsonCreator.Mode.PROPERTIES)
public static MyClass/MyEnum forValues(@JsonProperty("intProp") int intProp, @JsonProperty("stringProp") String stringProp){

        /// logic to create an instance with params using int
        // in case of enum find the appropriate object. 
        return object; 

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commented Sep 14, 2015

I can confirm this. Support for multi-argument creators does not yet exist; exception is thrown with "Unsuitable method decorated with @JsonCreator (for Enum type )".
Would be good to add support.


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commented Dec 10, 2015

+1 for this issue. I prefer serialization either as a simple value (using @JsonValue), or as "an Object" instead of standard enum values. By doing so you are giving the consumer side the chance to use regular (non-enum) classes. Having to use enums on "both sides" introduces undesirable tight coupling.

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