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. To prevent the text editor to crash, use the computer's terminal to work the file.
To open a JSON file
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.