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creating Key-Value arrays in configs


jamiemac262

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Hi,

 

I'm building a simple permission manager for a friend. I'm pretty much learning everything as I go. What I'm trying to do right now is create a config file that lists the users, each user's group and the groups/permissions

 

I want the permissions to be readable so I was trying to replicate the PermissionsEx Bukkit plugin

 

e.g.

 

default:

    default: true

    permissions:

        vanilla.gamemode

 

 

so it's basically a key/value format.

 

[groupname: [default: true, permissions: [vanilla.gamemode, vanilla.help]]]

 

I'm not really sure how to do this using the Configuration class. Can someone help me with this?

I'm using 1.12

 

Thanks

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For anybody who might look for the answer to this in the future, GSON is the solution

 

create a class for the object you want to make JSON

 

Class Groups{

  private String name;
  private boolean initial;
  private String[] permissions;
  
  public Group(String n, boolean init, String[] p) {
		// TODO Auto-generated constructor stub
		name = n;
		initial = init;
		permissions = p;
				
	}

}

 

 

then in the syncConfig() method you do something like this:

 

		String[] perms = {"vanilla.help"};
    	String[] oPerms = {"*"};
    	Group def = new Group("default", true, perms);
    	Group owner = new Group("Owner", false, oPerms);
    	Gson g = new Gson();
    	String json1 = g.toJson(def);
    	String json2 = g.toJson(owner);
    	String[] groups = {json1, json2};

    	config.getStringList("Groups", "groups", groups, "Comment here");

 

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