Generate JSON Schemas from Go types
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README.md

Go JSON Schema Reflection

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This package can be used to generate JSON Schemas from Go types through reflection.

It supports arbitrarily complex types, including interface{}, maps, slices, etc. And it also supports json-schema features such as minLength, maxLength, pattern, format and etc.

Example

The following Go type:

type TestUser struct {
  ID        int                    `json:"id"`
  Name      string                 `json:"name"`
  Friends   []int                  `json:"friends,omitempty"`
  Tags      map[string]interface{} `json:"tags,omitempty"`
  BirthDate time.Time              `json:"birth_date,omitempty"`
}

Results in following JSON Schema:

jsonschema.Reflect(&TestUser{})
{
  "$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-04/schema#",
  "$ref": "#/definitions/TestUser",
  "definitions": {
    "TestUser": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "birth_date": {
          "type": "string",
          "format": "date-time"
        },
        "friends": {
          "type": "array",
          "items": {
            "type": "integer"
          }
        },
        "id": {
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "name": {
          "type": "string"
        },
        "tags": {
          "type": "object",
          "patternProperties": {
            ".*": {
              "type": "object",
              "additionalProperties": true
            }
          }
        }
      },
      "additionalProperties": false,
      "required": ["id", "name"]
    }
  }
}

Configurable behaviour

The behaviour of the schema generator can be altered with parameters when a jsonschema.Reflector instance is created.

ExpandedStruct

If set to true, makes the top level struct not to reference itself in the definitions. But type passed should be a struct type.

eg.

type GrandfatherType struct {
	FamilyName string `json:"family_name" jsonschema:"required"`
}

type SomeBaseType struct {
	SomeBaseProperty int `json:"some_base_property"`
	// The jsonschema required tag is nonsensical for private and ignored properties.
	// Their presence here tests that the fields *will not* be required in the output
	// schema, even if they are tagged required.
	somePrivateBaseProperty            string `json:"i_am_private" jsonschema:"required"`
	SomeIgnoredBaseProperty            string `json:"-" jsonschema:"required"`
	SomeSchemaIgnoredProperty          string `jsonschema:"-,required"`
	SomeUntaggedBaseProperty           bool   `jsonschema:"required"`
	someUnexportedUntaggedBaseProperty bool
	Grandfather                        GrandfatherType `json:"grand"`
}

will output:

{
  "$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-04/schema#",
  "required": [
    "some_base_property",
    "grand",
    "SomeUntaggedBaseProperty"
  ],
  "properties": {
    "SomeUntaggedBaseProperty": {
      "type": "boolean"
    },
    "grand": {
      "$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-04/schema#",
      "$ref": "#/definitions/GrandfatherType"
    },
    "some_base_property": {
      "type": "integer"
    }
  },
  "type": "object",
  "definitions": {
    "GrandfatherType": {
      "required": [
        "family_name"
      ],
      "properties": {
        "family_name": {
          "type": "string"
        }
      },
      "additionalProperties": false,
      "type": "object"
    }
  }
}