[java] No content to map due to end-of-input jackson parser

I am getting this response from the server {"status":"true","msg":"success"}

I am trying to parse this json string using Jackson parser library but somehow I am facing mapping-exception stating

com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.JsonMappingException: No content to map due to end-of-input
 at [Source: java.io.StringReader@421ea4c0; line: 1, column: 1]

Why do we get this kind of exceptions?

How to understand what is causing this exception?

I am trying to parse using following way:

StatusResponses loginValidator = null;

ObjectMapper objectMapper = new ObjectMapper();
objectMapper.configure(Feature.AUTO_CLOSE_SOURCE, true);

try {
    String res = result.getResponseAsString();//{"status":"true","msg":"success"}
    loginValidator = objectMapper.readValue(result.getResponseAsString(), StatusResponses.class);
} catch (Exception e) {
    e.printStackTrace();
}

StatusResponse class

@JsonInclude(JsonInclude.Include.NON_NULL)
@JsonPropertyOrder({ "status","msg" })
public class StatusResponses {

    @JsonProperty("status")
    public String getStatus() {
        return status;
    }

    @JsonProperty("status")
    public void setStatus(String status) {
        this.status = status;
    }

    @JsonProperty("msg")
    public String getMessage() {
        return message;
    }

    @JsonProperty("msg")
    public void setMessage(String message) {
        this.message = message;
    }

    @JsonProperty("status")
    private String status;

    @JsonProperty("msg")
    private String message;

    private Map<String, Object> additionalProperties = new HashMap<String, Object>();

    @JsonGetter
    public Map<String, Object> getAdditionalProperties() {
        return additionalProperties;
    }

    @JsonSetter
    public void setAdditionalProperties(Map<String, Object> additionalProperties) {
        this.additionalProperties = additionalProperties;
    }
}

This question is related to java android json jackson

The answer is


The problem for me was that I read the response twice as follows:

System.out.println(response.body().string());
getSucherResponse = objectMapper.readValue(response.body().string(), GetSucherResponse.class);

However, the response can only be read once as it is a stream.


For one, @JsonProperty("status") and @JsonProperty("msg") should only be there only when declaring the fields, not on the setters and geters.

In fact, the simplest way to parse this would be

@JsonAutoDetect  //if you don't want to have getters and setters for each JsonProperty
public class StatusResponses {

   @JsonProperty("status")
   private String status;

   @JsonProperty("msg")
   private String message;

}

In my case I was reading the stream in a jersey RequestEventListener I created on the server side to log the request body prior to the request being processed. I then realized that this probably resulted in the subsequent read to yield no string (which is what is passed over when the business logic is run). I verified that to be the case.

So if you are using streams to read the JSON string be careful of that.


I know this is weird but when I changed GetMapping to PostMapping for both client and server side the error disappeared.

Both client and server are Spring boot projects.


I could fix this error. In my case, the problem was at client side. By mistake I did not close the stream that I was writing to server. I closed stream and it worked fine. Even the error sounds like server was not able to identify the end-of-input.

OutputStream out = new BufferedOutputStream(urlConnection.getOutputStream());
out.write(jsonstring.getBytes());
out.close() ; //This is what I did

In my case the problem was caused by my passing a null InputStream to the ObjectMapper.readValue call:

ObjectMapper objectMapper = ...
InputStream is = null; // The code here was returning null.
Foo foo = objectMapper.readValue(is, Foo.class)

I am guessing that this is the most common reason for this exception.


I got this error when sending a GET request with postman. The request required no parameters. My mistake was I had a blank line in the request body.


This error is sometimes (often?) hiding the real problem: a failure condition could be causing the content to be incorrect, which then fails to deserialize.

In my case, today, I was making HTTP calls and (foolishly) omitted to check the HTTP status code before trying to unmarshal the body of the response => my real problem was actualy that I had some authentication error, which caused a 401 Unauthorized to be sent back to me, with an empty body. Since I was unmarshalling that empty body directly without checking anything, I was getting this No content to map due to end-of-input, without getting any clue about the authentication issue.


A simple fix could be Content-Type: application/json

You are probably making a REST API call to get the response.

Mostly you are not setting Content-Type: application/json when you the request. Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded will be chosen which might be causing this exception.


I had a similar error today and the issue was the content-type header of the post request. Make sure the content type is what you expect. In my case a multipart/form-data content-type header was being sent to the API instead of application/json.


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