Features of a JSON Formatter:
- Indentation: Adds spaces or tabs to nest objects and arrays, reflecting the hierarchical structure of the JSON data.
- Line Breaks: Places each key-value pair or array element on a new line.
- Syntax Highlighting (optional): Some formatters also color-code the syntax, distinguishing between keys, values, strings, numbers, and booleans, which further improves readability.
- Validation: Many JSON formatters also validate the JSON data, highlighting syntax errors or misplaced commas that could cause parsing errors.
How to Use a JSON Formatter:
- Input JSON Data: Copy and paste the compact JSON string into the formatter's input area.
- Format: Click the format, beautify, or pretty-print button provided by the tool.
- Output: The tool displays formatted JSON, which is easier to read and understand. You can then copy this output for use elsewhere.