An(other) implementation of JSON Schema for Python
Latest commit 7ccd4ff Feb 6, 2017 @Julian And here.



jsonschema is an implementation of JSON Schema for Python (supporting 2.7+ including Python 3).

>>> from jsonschema import validate

>>> # A sample schema, like what we'd get from json.load()
>>> schema = {
...     "type" : "object",
...     "properties" : {
...         "price" : {"type" : "number"},
...         "name" : {"type" : "string"},
...     },
... }

>>> # If no exception is raised by validate(), the instance is valid.
>>> validate({"name" : "Eggs", "price" : 34.99}, schema)

>>> validate(
...     {"name" : "Eggs", "price" : "Invalid"}, schema
... )                                   # doctest: +IGNORE_EXCEPTION_DETAIL
Traceback (most recent call last):
ValidationError: 'Invalid' is not of type 'number'

It can also be used from console:

$ jsonschema -i sample.json sample.schema


Release Notes

Version 2.6.0 drops support for Python 2.6.X (ha ha) and contains a number of small improvements in error messages, as well as a bug fix for ErrorTree.

Running the Test Suite

If you have tox installed (perhaps via pip install tox or your package manager), running``tox`` in the directory of your source checkout will run jsonschema's test suite on all of the versions of Python jsonschema supports. Note that you'll need to have all of those versions installed in order to run the tests on each of them, otherwise tox will skip (and fail) the tests on that version.

Of course you're also free to just run the tests on a single version with your favorite test runner. The tests live in the jsonschema.tests package.


There's a mailing list for this implementation on Google Groups.

Please join, and feel free to send questions there.


I'm Julian Berman.

jsonschema is on GitHub.

Get in touch, via GitHub or otherwise, if you've got something to contribute, it'd be most welcome!

You can also generally find me on Freenode (nick: tos9) in various channels, including #python.

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