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Thai Pangsakulyanont
Thai Pangsakulyanont

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Viewing and navigating huge JSON files (hundreds of megabytes) using Visual Studio Code

Problem: I am trying to view a huge JSON file.

Viewing this directly in VS Code, there is no syntax highlighting or folding. Navigating this JSON tree is incredibly difficult.

Solution: So, I created a new JavaScript file:

const data = require('./webpack.stats_master.json')
debugger

…and pressed F5.

This starts a Node.js debugging session.

Now, JSON data is visualized in a tree view. Problem is solved.

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Emmanouil Liakos

Smart!