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jsonbox.io

A HTTP based JSON storage. It lets you store, read & modify JSON data over HTTP APIs for FREE. Ideal for small projects, prototypes or hackathons, where you don't have to spin up your own data store.

API Documentation

Base URL: https://jsonbox.io/

Create

You can create a record (or add a record) to a box by using HTTP post to jsonbox.io/${BOX_ID}.

curl -X POST 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b' \
    -H 'content-type: application/json' \
    -d '{"name": "Jon Snow", "age": 25}'

Response:

{"_id":"5d776a25fd6d3d6cb1d45c51","name":"Jon Snow","age":25,"_createdOn":"2019-09-10T09:17:25.607Z"}

You can also create multiple records at once by passing an array

curl -X POST 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b' \
    -H 'content-type: application/json' \
    -d '[{"name": "Daenerys Targaryen", "age": 25}, {"name": "Arya Stark", "age": 16}]'
[
  {"_id":"5d776b75fd6d3d6cb1d45c52","name":"Daenerys Targaryen","age":25,"_createdOn":"2019-09-10T09:23:01.105Z"},
  {"_id":"5d776b75fd6d3d6cb1d45c53","name":"Arya Stark","age":16,"_createdOn":"2019-09-10T09:23:01.105Z"}
]

You can also pass in an optional collections parameter in the URL to group records jsonbox.io/${BOX_ID}/${COLLECTION}.

Note: A valid ${BOX_ID} & ${COLLECTION} should contain only alphanumeric characters & _. ${BOX_ID} should be atleast 20 character long.

Read

Use HTTP GET to read all the records or a single record. You can also query & sort the records.

curl -X GET 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b'
[
  {"_id":"5d776b75fd6d3d6cb1d45c52","name":"Daenerys Targaryen","age":25,"_createdOn":"2019-09-10T09:23:01.105Z"},
  {"_id":"5d776b75fd6d3d6cb1d45c53","name":"Arya Stark","age":16,"_createdOn":"2019-09-10T09:23:01.105Z"},
  {"_id":"5d776a25fd6d3d6cb1d45c51","name":"Jon Snow","age":25,"_createdOn":"2019-09-10T09:17:25.607Z"}
]

To get all records inside a collection Sample collection name: "users":

curl -X GET 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b/users'

To sort the records by a specific field use sort query param. In the below example the output will be sorted in the descending order of the age.

curl -X GET 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b?sort=-age'

To read a specific record use jsonbox.io/${BOX_ID}/${RECORD_ID}.

curl -X GET 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b/5d776a25fd6d3d6cb1d45c51'

To query records, you have to pass the key & value as shown below.

curl -X GET 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b?q=name:arya%20stark'

All the accepted query params are as follows.

Param Description Default
sort Used to sort the result set by the specific field. Add a prefix "-" to sort in reverse order. -_createdOn
skip Used to skip certain no. of fields. Can be used for pagination. 0
limit Used to limit the results to a specific count. Can be used for pagination. Max. is 1000. 20
q Query for filtering values. Check out the format below.

Filtering

You can pass a filter in a query by passing them in URL param q as shown below:

curl -X GET 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b?q=name:arya%20stark,age:>13'

The above sample will look for the name arya stark and age greater than 13. You can filter on Number, String & Boolean values only.

Different filters for Numeric values.

Sample
To filter values greater than or less than a specific value q=age:>10 or q=age:<10
To filter values greater (or less) than or equal to a specific value q=age:>=10 or q=age:<=10
To filter values that match a specific value. q=age:=10

Different filters for String values.

Sample
Filter values that start with a specific string q=name:arya*
Filter values that end with a specific string q=name:*stark
Filter values where a specific string appears anywhere in a string q=name:*ya*
Filter values that match a specific string q=name:arya%20stark

You can combine multiple fields by separating them with commas as shown below:

https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b?q=name:arya%20stark,age:>13,isalive:true

Update

Use HTTP PUT to update record one by one. Please note that this will not patch the record, it is full update. A Bulk update is not supported yet.

curl -X PUT 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b/5d776b75fd6d3d6cb1d45c53' \
    -H 'content-type: application/json' \
    -d '{"name": "Arya Stark", "age": 18}'

Delete

Two approaches are available for delete

  • To delete a specific record use HTTP DELETE with jsonbox.io/${BOX_ID}/${RECORD_ID}
curl -X DELETE 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b/5d776b75fd6d3d6cb1d45c53'
  • To delete based on a filter use HTTP DELETE with jsonbox.io/${BOX_ID}?q={QUERY}
curl -X DELETE 'https://jsonbox.io/demobox_6d9e326c183fde7b?q=name:arya%20stark,age:>13'

Limitations

Added some limitations to avoid abuse.

  1. The request body cannot be more than 10KB.
  2. Can't push or pull more than 1000 records at a time.
  3. There is no limit on the number of records you store in a box, but please don't abuse the API by storing large datasets of more than 5000 records. This is meant for small projects and that's why it is offered FREE of cost.

Wrappers

Note: The wrappers listed here are from other sources and it is not been tested on validated by us

Running a local version with Docker

see docker.md

Contribution

Any feedback, pull request or issue is welcome.

How to Contribute

Fork this repo and then clone it:

git clone https://github.com/<your_name>/jsonbox.git

You need MongoDB to run this application. If you don't already have MongoDB, go to the official documentation and follow the instructions there. Once you have MongoDB installed, run

mongo

to start the MongoDB instance. Then cd into directory where the repo was cloned and install the dependencies:

npm install

Then just run

npm start

to start the development server on port 3000. Your jsonbox instance will be running on http://localhost:3000.

Alternatively, you can also use a Docker to run the application in a container:

docker run -d -p 27017:27017 -v ~/data:/data/db mongo

LICENSE

MIT

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