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function createPath(data, path) {
var object = data;
var existing = findExisting(data, path);
console.log('existing: ', existing);
if (existing != '') {
object = data;
var value = jsonPath(data, existing);
if (typeof(value) != 'boolean') {
if (typeof(value.length) != 'undefined') value = value[0];
object = value;
};
path = path.replace(new RegExp('^'+existing), '');
path = path.replace(/^\./, '');
};
console.log('new path: ', path);
return createChildPath(object, path);
};
function createChildPath(object, path) {
console.log('object: ', object);
console.log('child path: ', path);
if (path == '') return object;
var parts = path.split(/\./);
var rmn = parts.slice(1,parts.length).join('.');
var elm = parts[0];
if(elm.match(/^\[(\d)+\]$/)) {
var elmparts = elm.match(/\[(\d)+\]/);
if (elmparts.length) {
var idx = elmparts[1];
console.log('idx: ', idx);
var nobject = object[idx] = new Object();
return createChildPath(nobject, rmn);
};
} else if(elm.match(/([$_a-zA-Z]+)\[(\d+)]$/)) {
var elmparts = elm.match(/([$_a-zA-Z]+)\[(\d+)]$/);
console.log('elmparts: ', elmparts);
if (elmparts.length > 1) {
var nm = elmparts[1];
var idx = elmparts[2];
console.log('nm: ', nm);
console.log('idx: ', idx);
var arr = object[nm] = new Array();
var nobject = arr[idx] = new Object();
return createChildPath(nobject, rmn);
};
} else {
var nobject = object[elm] = new Object();
return createChildPath(nobject, rmn);
}
};
function findExisting(data, path) {
console.log('path: ', path);
/* if there are no more elements, we're done */
if (path == '') return '';
/* if it exists, we're done */
var value = jsonPath(data, path);
console.log('value: ', value);
if (typeof(value) == 'undefined') return '';
if (typeof(value) != 'boolean') return path;
/* if not, remove array index */
if(path.match(/\]$/)) {
path = path.replace(/\[.+\]$/, ''); // remove any array index
return findExisting(data, path);
};
/* now remove path elements */
var parts = path.split(/\./);
var parts = parts.slice(0, parts.length-1);
return findExisting(data, parts.join('.'))
};
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