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Flex and JSON


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I am having some trouble getting the JSON.decode() method

I currently have the following JSON file in UTF-8 format:



"USA":{"obama":7450, "mccain":7450}


I am accessing it in Flex with the following code:


private function onJSONLoad(event:ResultEvent):void


var rawData:String = String(event.result);

var countries:Array = (JSON.decode(rawData) as Array); as String);

var dp:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection(arr);

voteTable.dataProvider = dp;










showBusyCursor="true" />

However, for the life of me, I cannot get Flex to correctly
parse the JSON code into an array. In the line:

var countries:Array = (JSON.decode(rawData) as Array);

The countries array never gets populated with any of the data
from the JSON file, even though I the contents of the rawData
variable correctly contain all the JSON code. The countries array
always remains empty.

Help me Obi-wan, you're our only hope!! I have been working
on this problem for the past two days and have yet to figure out
what is wrong.

What am I doing wrong? Can someone point me in the right
direction? Is there a problem with the JSON code structure? Is
there something remarkably stupid I am overlooking? Hope someone
can help look at this with a fresh pair of eyes and see if they can
spot the problem, because I have really hit a wall here and don't
know what else to do but to post on the forums for help!!

Many thanks!


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