Why is my Full JSON Export not valid JSON?
Full JSON export files can be very large. While the file is not a valid JSON, each line within the file is valid JSON. It may not be possible to open the file in a text editor because it is too big. If your text editor crashes, that is likely why.
- Use your computer's terminal to work with the file. It can print out the first record of data without crashing. In a recent export, my filename was:
Navigate to the directory where your export file is located.
- Enter the following command using your filename:
head -1 filename
Copy and paste the result into JSON Validator, like jsonlint.com, to see the format of the data.