I have drupal 7 with the Feeds and FeedsJSONParser module installed, but I can't seem to figure out how to configure this to parse the feeds.

I want to parse the following feeds into their own nodes: https://poloniex.com/public?command=returnTicker

    "BTC_LTC": {
        "last": "0.0237",
        "lowestAsk": "0.02383797",
        "highestBid": "0.0237",
        "percentChange": "0.00642712",
        "baseVolume": "5.69603109",
        "quoteVolume": "240.78778654",
        "isFrozen": "0"
    "BTC_NXT": {
        "last": "0.00007000",
        "lowestAsk": "0.00007350",
        "highestBid": "0.00007000",
        "percentChange": "-0.06542056",
        "baseVolume": "0.84850609",
        "quoteVolume": "12014",
        "isFrozen": "0"
    "BTC_NMC": {
        "last": "0.00403",
        "lowestAsk": "0.00489",
        "highestBid": "0.00404001",
        "percentChange": "-0.04952830",
        "baseVolume": "0.27214383",
        "quoteVolume": "64.24716761",
        "isFrozen": "0"

I have the following settings for the JSONparser, but doesnt seem to do anything. Would someone be kind enough to take a snapshot of there setup?

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  • it looks like your selectors are all default values? Eg. you need to write Selectors for the Title, and all your other fields. You also need a drupal Node with compatible Fields from your expected feed. – tenken May 16 '14 at 21:44
  • I think tenken is right. Look at some JSONPath documentation to figure out the needed paths. Here you can read something about that: goessner.net/articles/JsonPath – Marc Bachmann May 17 '14 at 0:11
  • Yea I just wanted to do an intial test first, which is at least get the title in before proceeding to configure anything else. Just wanted to get the first step down. yeah I'm using the JSON $.[] path option which should technically get the title. – Patoshi パトシ May 17 '14 at 19:49
  • Where should the JSON source be entered? I can not find the place. Is it a URL or is it a piece of text in JSON format? – chalo Mar 22 '18 at 22:00

I found this site with a tutorial in case someone else is interested in how to configure the import:

Tutorial import feeds usin jsonpath


I think you have a problem with the "context", and title query. I've tried this configuration and worked for me.

The context is the first query and in this case just selects all the nodes, the second one takes the value of the key "last" ant put it on the node title.

Then you can play with other querys, to create the nodes, but at least this one works.

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  • awesome that worked, but how do i get the parent? I want to grab BTC_LTC as the title and then the rest i can do what you have shown. – Patoshi パトシ May 21 '14 at 22:02
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    As i see, your problem is not with the modules or even drupal it's the FeedsJSONParser that doesn't allow you to parse the name (or key) of the nodes. So if you have access to change the feed, as @paul-m suggest, do a better formated one and use the module, if you don't, parse it with code as the other answer. – angoru May 22 '14 at 7:15
  • yea no way to change the feed. writing custom custom wouldnt work as I need to leverage the existing feeds module to have it update the existing nodes once imported and utilize a few other modules that manipulate the current feeds module setup. maybe i can modify the FeedsJSONParser to account for the key value? – Patoshi パトシ May 22 '14 at 15:58

Why not just do it custom? Here is an example to get you started. Set your cron on the server to run every hour. This requires entity api

/** implements hook_cron **/
function poloniex_cron(){

function poloniex_get_feed(){
 //Get the feed and turn it into json
 $feed = file_get_contents("https://poloniex.com/public?command=returnTicker");
 $feed_json = json_decode($feed);

 foreach($feed_json as $item){

/**$item should be an array from the json feed**/
function poloniex_create_node($item){
  //Create an instance of the node and wrap it
  $node = entity_create('node', array('type' => 'content_type'));
  $node_wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('node',$node);

  //Set properties
  $node_wrapper->author = 1; // Admin as the author
  $node_wrapper->title->set("String");  //Title
  $node_wrapper->field_name->set("String"); //Textfield
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    I usually do this kind of stuff as a drush command, which allows me to test it independently of cron. Then you can still add this command in crontab. – donquixote May 18 '14 at 20:22
  • yes this works perfectly if i just want to import it directly as nodes into a content type, but i also want to be able to leverage other modules that go along with the feeds module like feeds_tamper: drupal.org/project/feeds_tamper -- so doing custom wouldnt work in this setting. – Patoshi パトシ May 22 '14 at 22:05

The problem is that the JSON isn't structured in a way to make a easy mapping to a node. If the record were more like:

"record": {"name": "BTC_LTC", "last": "0.0237", etc }

...it would be much easier. You could then use angoru's answer and just parse $.name for a value like BTC_LTC and put that in the title.

The other problem is that by the time you learn enough JPath to extract an individual record and its name, you could have written your own Feeds parser. :-)

I recently had to do something similar, and used Feeds: Meetup as a template.

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