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JsonParseException: Unrecognized token ‘http’: was expecting (‘true’, ‘false’ or ‘null’)

We have the following string which is a valid JSON written to a file on HDFS.

{  
  "id":"tag:search.twitter.com,2005:564407444843950080",
  "objectType":"activity",
  "actor":{  
    "objectType":"person",
    "id":"id:twitter.com:2302910022",
    "link":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fme7me4610012",
    "displayName":"",
    "postedTime":"2014-01-21T11:06:06.000Z",
    "image":"https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fprofile_images%2F563125491159162881%2FfypkHK3M_normal.jpeg",
    "summary":"‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ضًـأّيِّعٌهّ أّروٌأّحًنِأّ تٌـشُـتٌـهّـيِّ مًنِ يِّفُـهّـمًهّـأّ فُـقُط  حسابي بالإنستقرام lloooo_20",
    "links":[  
      {  
        "href":null,
        "rel":"me"
      }
    ],
    "friendsCount":10503,
    "followersCount":10325,
    "listedCount":12,
    "statusesCount":84957,
    "twitterTimeZone":null,
    "verified":false,
    "utcOffset":null,
    "preferredUsername":"me7me4610012",
    "languages":[  
      "ar"
    ],
    "favoritesCount":17
  },
  "verb":"share",
  "postedTime":"2015-02-08T12:56:35.000Z",
  "generator":{  
    "displayName":"Twitter for Android",
    "link":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fdownload%2Fandroid"
  },
  "provider":{  
    "objectType":"service",
    "displayName":"Twitter",
    "link":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com"
  },
  "link":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fme7me4610012%2Fstatuses%2F564407444843950080",
  "body":"RT @sckud1: فيديو: إمام يرفض بغضب الصلاة على أحد قتلى حزب الله في سوريا بسبب إطلاق النار: ماعاد  http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FC55SaQKmUV http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIln…",
  "object":{  
    "id":"tag:search.twitter.com,2005:564407126526013440",
    "objectType":"activity",
    "actor":{  
      "objectType":"person",
      "id":"id:twitter.com:462268717",
      "link":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com/sckud1",
      "displayName":"صفق الهوى",
      "postedTime":"2012-01-12T19:24:17.000Z",
      "image":"https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fprofile_images%2F508424482885615616%2FmPBGZBPx_normal.jpeg",
      "summary":"اعلانك في سوق الخليج يحقق لك الوصول الى اكثر من مليون متابع خليجي  http%3A%2F%2Fmarketgulf.com",
      "links":[  
        {  
          "href":"http%3A%2F%2Fmarketgulf.com",
          "rel":"me"
        }
      ],
      "friendsCount":435237,
      "followersCount":464951,
      "listedCount":708,
      "statusesCount":1071685,
      "twitterTimeZone":"Riyadh",
      "verified":false,
      "utcOffset":"10800",
      "preferredUsername":"sckud1",
      "languages":[  
        "ar"
      ],
      "location":{  
        "objectType":"place",
        "displayName":"Made in K S A"
      },
      "favoritesCount":77
    },
    "verb":"post",
    "postedTime":"2015-02-08T12:55:19.000Z",
    "generator":{  
      "displayName":"Tweet Old Post",
      "link":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ajaymatharu.com%2F"
    },
    "provider":{  
      "objectType":"service",
      "displayName":"Twitter",
      "link":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com"
    },
    "link":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatuses%2F564407126526013440",
    "body":"فيديو: إمام يرفض بغضب الصلاة على أحد قتلى حزب الله في سوريا بسبب إطلاق النار: ماعاد  http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FC55SaQKmUV http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
    "object":{  
      "objectType":"note",
      "id":"object:search.twitter.com,2005:564407126526013440",
      "summary":"فيديو: إمام يرفض بغضب الصلاة على أحد قتلى حزب الله في سوريا بسبب إطلاق النار: ماعاد  http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FC55SaQKmUV http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
      "link":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatuses%2F564407126526013440",
      "postedTime":"2015-02-08T12:55:19.000Z"
    },
    "favoritesCount":0,
    "twitter_entities":{  
      "hashtags":[  

      ],
      "trends":[  

      ],
      "urls":[  
        {  
          "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FC55SaQKmUV",
          "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hasterya.com%2Farchives%2F34688utm_source%3DReviveOldPost%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3DReviveOldPost",
          "display_url":"hasterya.com/archives/34688…",
          "indices":[  
            85,
            107
          ]
        }
      ],
      "user_mentions":[  

      ],
      "symbols":[  

      ],
      "media":[  
        {  
          "id":564407126341468160,
          "id_str":"564407126341468160",
          "indices":[  
            108,
            130
          ],
          "media_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
          "media_url_https":"https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
          "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
          "display_url":"pic.twitter.com/t5TjIlnZgN",
          "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatus%2F564407126526013440%2Fphoto%2F1",
          "type":"photo",
          "sizes":{  
            "large":{  
              "w":320,
              "h":180,
              "resize":"fit"
            },
            "thumb":{  
              "w":150,
              "h":150,
              "resize":"crop"
            },
            "small":{  
              "w":320,
              "h":180,
              "resize":"fit"
            },
            "medium":{  
              "w":320,
              "h":180,
              "resize":"fit"
            }
          }
        }
      ]
    },
    "twitter_extended_entities":{  
      "media":[  
        {  
          "id":564407126341468160,
          "id_str":"564407126341468160",
          "indices":[  
            108,
            130
          ],
          "media_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
          "media_url_https":"https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
          "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
          "display_url":"pic.twitter.com/t5TjIlnZgN",
          "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatus%2F564407126526013440%2Fphoto%2F1",
          "type":"photo",
          "sizes":{  
            "large":{  
              "w":320,
              "h":180,
              "resize":"fit"
            },
            "thumb":{  
              "w":150,
              "h":150,
              "resize":"crop"
            },
            "small":{  
              "w":320,
              "h":180,
              "resize":"fit"
            },
            "medium":{  
              "w":320,
              "h":180,
              "resize":"fit"
            }
          }
        }
      ]
    },
    "twitter_filter_level":"low",
    "twitter_lang":"ar"
  },
  "favoritesCount":0,
  "twitter_entities":{  
    "hashtags":[  

    ],
    "trends":[  

    ],
    "urls":[  
      {  
        "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FC55SaQKmUV",
        "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hasterya.com%2Farchives%2F34688utm_source%3DReviveOldPost%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3DReviveOldPost",
        "display_url":"hasterya.com/archives/34688…",
        "indices":[  
          97,
          119
        ]
      }
    ],
    "user_mentions":[  
      {  
        "screen_name":"sckud1",
        "name":"صفق الهوى",
        "id":462268717,
        "id_str":"462268717",
        "indices":[  
          3,
          10
        ]
      }
    ],
    "symbols":[  

    ],
    "media":[  
      {  
        "id":564407126341468160,
        "id_str":"564407126341468160",
        "indices":[  
          139,
          140
        ],
        "media_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
        "media_url_https":"https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
        "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
        "display_url":"pic.twitter.com/t5TjIlnZgN",
        "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatus%2F564407126526013440%2Fphoto%2F1",
        "type":"photo",
        "sizes":{  
          "large":{  
            "w":320,
            "h":180,
            "resize":"fit"
          },
          "thumb":{  
            "w":150,
            "h":150,
            "resize":"crop"
          },
          "small":{  
            "w":320,
            "h":180,
            "resize":"fit"
          },
          "medium":{  
            "w":320,
            "h":180,
            "resize":"fit"
          }
        },
        "source_status_id":564407126526013440,
        "source_status_id_str":"564407126526013440"
      }
    ]
  },
  "twitter_extended_entities":{  
    "media":[  
      {  
        "id":564407126341468160,
        "id_str":"564407126341468160",
        "indices":[  
          139,
          140
        ],
        "media_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
        "media_url_https":"https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB9UtSoJIQAA07-r.jpg",
        "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
        "display_url":"pic.twitter.com/t5TjIlnZgN",
        "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatus%2F564407126526013440%2Fphoto%2F1",
        "type":"photo",
        "sizes":{  
          "large":{  
            "w":320,
            "h":180,
            "resize":"fit"
          },
          "thumb":{  
            "w":150,
            "h":150,
            "resize":"crop"
          },
          "small":{  
            "w":320,
            "h":180,
            "resize":"fit"
          },
          "medium":{  
            "w":320,
            "h":180,
            "resize":"fit"
          }
        },
        "source_status_id":564407126526013440,
        "source_status_id_str":"564407126526013440"
      }
    ]
  },
  "twitter_filter_level":"low",
  "twitter_lang":"ar",
  "retweetCount":1,
  "gnip":{  
    "matching_rules":[  
      {  
        "tag":"ISIS66"
      }
    ],
    "urls":[  
      {  
        "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Ft5TjIlnZgN",
        "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsckud1%2Fstatus%2F564407126526013440%2Fphoto%2F1",
        "expanded_status":200
      },
      {  
        "url":"http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FC55SaQKmUV",
        "expanded_url":"http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hasterya.com%2Farchives%2F34688utm_source%3DReviveOldPost%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3DReviveOldPost",
        "expanded_status":200
      }
    ],
    "klout_score":50,
    "language":{  
      "value":"ar"
    }
  }
}

EDIT

We configure a flume agent that reads the data from that file and pass it to Solr sink but unfortunately this exception in the title is throw.

and here is the stack trace

org.kitesdk.morphline.api.MorphlineRuntimeException: com.fasterxml.jackson.core.JsonParseException: Unrecognized token 'http': was expecting ('true', 'false' or 'null')
 at [Source: java.io.ByteArrayInputStream@20d7aa52; line: 1, column: 9]
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.stdio.AbstractParser.doProcess(AbstractParser.java:98)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.base.AbstractCommand.process(AbstractCommand.java:156)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.stdlib.TryRulesBuilder$TryRules.doProcess(TryRulesBuilder.java:120)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.base.AbstractCommand.process(AbstractCommand.java:156)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.base.AbstractCommand.doProcess(AbstractCommand.java:181)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.base.AbstractCommand.process(AbstractCommand.java:156)
    at org.apache.flume.sink.solr.morphline.MorphlineHandlerImpl.process(MorphlineHandlerImpl.java:128)
    at org.apache.flume.sink.solr.morphline.MorphlineSink.process(MorphlineSink.java:141)
    at org.apache.flume.sink.DefaultSinkProcessor.process(DefaultSinkProcessor.java:68)
    at org.apache.flume.SinkRunner$PollingRunner.run(SinkRunner.java:147)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:744)
Caused by: com.fasterxml.jackson.core.JsonParseException: Unrecognized token 'http': was expecting ('true', 'false' or 'null')
 at [Source: java.io.ByteArrayInputStream@20d7aa52; line: 1, column: 9]
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.core.JsonParser._constructError(JsonParser.java:1524)
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.core.base.ParserMinimalBase._reportError(ParserMinimalBase.java:557)
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.core.json.UTF8StreamJsonParser._reportInvalidToken(UTF8StreamJsonParser.java:3095)
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.core.json.UTF8StreamJsonParser._handleUnexpectedValue(UTF8StreamJsonParser.java:2340)
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.core.json.UTF8StreamJsonParser._nextTokenNotInObject(UTF8StreamJsonParser.java:818)
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.core.json.UTF8StreamJsonParser.nextToken(UTF8StreamJsonParser.java:698)
    at com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.MappingIterator.hasNextValue(MappingIterator.java:159)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.json.ReadJsonBuilder$ReadJson.doProcess(ReadJsonBuilder.java:109)
    at org.kitesdk.morphline.stdio.AbstractParser.doProcess(AbstractParser.java:96)
    ... 10 more

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Answer

We have the following string which is a valid JSON …

Clearly the JSON parser disagrees!

However, the exception says that the error is at “line 1: column 9”, and there is no “http” token near the beginning of the JSON. So I suspect that the parser is trying to parse something different than this string when the error occurs.

You need to find what JSON is actually being parsed. Run the application within a debugger, set a breakpoint on the relevant constructor for JsonParseException … then find out what is in the ByteArrayInputStream that it is attempting to parse.

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