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Jackson API client - how to read json from URL?

This page shows how to read Json data from JSON API URLs using jackson APIs.

Note: Refer How to convert Java object to JSON string? page for dependent libraries.

Here is the input json file:

Json Input from URL:
  "userId": 1,
  "id": 7,
  "title": "magnam facilis autem",
  "body": "dolore placeat quibusdam ea quo vitae"

package com.java2novice.json;


import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper;
import com.java2novice.models.Post;

public class ReadJsonEx {

	public static void main(String a[]){
		ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
		try {
			Post usrPost = mapper.readValue(new URL(""), Post.class);
		} catch (IOException e) {
			// TODO Auto-generated catch block

package com.java2novice.models;

public class Post {

	private int userId;
	private int id;
	private String title;
	private String body;
	public int getUserId() {
		return userId;

	public void setUserId(int userId) {
		this.userId = userId;

	public int getId() {
		return id;

	public void setId(int id) { = id;

	public String getTitle() {
		return title;

	public void setTitle(String title) {
		this.title = title;

	public String getBody() {
		return body;

	public void setBody(String body) {
		this.body = body;

	public String toString(){
		return this.userId+" | " +" | "+this.title+" | "+this.body; 

1 | 7 | magnam facilis autem | dolore placeat quibusdam ea quo vitae
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