I assume you want to schred the JSON document with SQL?
Documents beginning with an array are (currently) not allowed (I assume
there is already an RFE).

You can do a work around, i.e. putting the complete JSON document in an
object, i.e.

Select *
From JSON_Table('{ "root": ' concat YourJSONDocumentWhereEverItIs concat
'$.root[*]' ...

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-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Art
Tostaine, Jr.
Sent: Dienstag, 7. Januar 2020 16:33
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: JSON Questions

A trading partner sent a sample of JSON data that they require. Is it
possible/correct to specify a Key name for JSON_ARRAY?

[{ // Note that it is an array of Deceased
"ExternalId": 123, // Your ExternalId - Required
"Prefix": "",
"FirstName": "",
"MiddleName": "",
"LastName": "",
"Suffix": "",
"BirthDate": "",
"Location": { // Note that this is an object, not an
"ExternalId": 2, // Your LocationExternalId - Required if a
location is provided (but that is not required necessarily).
"Level1": "",
"Level2": "",
"Level3": "",
"Level4": "",
"Level5": "",

Art Tostaine
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