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JSONListModel is a pure-QML component that allows using JSON data as datasource for a QML ListView.

See QJsonModel for a pure Qt/C++ class based on QAbstractItemModel.


The JSONListModel code is Open Source and available under the MIT license at:



  • mimics the XMLListModel component by providing similar API and properties
  • supports both source-based and string-based JSON data
  • support complex JSON documents and queries via JSONPath (XPath for JSON)


With a file jsonData.txt containing: { "store": {

   "book": [
     { "category": "reference",
       "author": "Nigel Rees",
       "title": "Sayings of the Century",
       "price": 8.95
     { "category": "fiction",
       "author": "Evelyn Waugh",
       "title": "Sword of Honour",
       "price": 12.99
     { "category": "fiction",
       "author": "Herman Melville",
       "title": "Moby Dick",
       "isbn": "0-553-21311-3",
       "price": 8.99
     { "category": "fiction",
       "author": "J. R. R. Tolkien",
       "title": "The Lord of the Rings",
       "isbn": "0-395-19395-8",
       "price": 22.99
   "bicycle": {
       "color": "red",
       "price": 19.95


We can write:

   JSONListModel {
       id: jsonModel1
       source: "jsonData.txt"
       // All books in the store object
       query: "$.store.book[*]"
   JSONListModel {
       id: jsonModel2
       source: "jsonData.txt"
       // Books less than $10
       query: "$..book[?(@.price<10)]"
   JSONListModel {
       id: jsonModel3
       json: '[ \  
           {"label": "Answer", "value": "42"}, \
           {"label": "Pastis", "value": "51"}, \
           {"label": "Alsace", "value": "67"}, \
           {"label": "Alsace", "value": "68"} \
       // Labels starting with 'A'
       query: "$[?(@.label.charAt(0)==='A')]"

And use it in views and delegates like this:

   ListView {
       model: jsonModel1.model
       delegate: Component {
           Text {
               // Can be any of the JSON properties: model.author, model.price, etc.
               text: model.title