JavaScript Program: Catching and handling SyntaxError with the try-catch block

JavaScript Error Handling: Exercise-13 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program that uses a try-catch block to catch and handle a 'SyntaxError' when parsing an invalid JSON string.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

function parse_JSON(jsonString) {
  try {
    const parsedData = JSON.parse(jsonString);
    console.log('Parsed data:', parsedData);
  } catch (error) {
    if (error instanceof SyntaxError) {
      console.log('SyntaxError:', error.message);
    } else {
      console.log('Error:', error.message);

// Example:
parse_JSON('{"name": "Rowan Octave", "age": 30}'); // Valid JSON
parse_JSON('{"name": "Rowan Octave", "age": 30,}'); // Invalid JSON

Sample Output:

"Parsed data:"
[object Object] {
  age: 30,
  name: "Rowan Octave"
"Expected double-quoted property name in JSON at position 35"

Note: Executed on JS Bin


In the above exercise -

The "parse_JSON()" function parses a JSON string using JSON.parse(jsonString). If the JSON string is valid, the parsed data is logged to the console.

Inside the try block, the JSON.parse function is called with the 'jsonString' parameter. If the JSON string is well-formed, parsing is successful, and the parsed data is stored in the 'parsedData' variable. The code then logs 'Parsed data: <parsed data>' to the console.

If the JSON string is not valid and results in a syntax error, the code jumps to the catch block.

In the catch block, the error object is caught in the error parameter. The code checks if the error is an instance of 'SyntaxError' using the 'instanceof' operator. If it is, the error message is logged to the console as 'SyntaxError: <error message>'. If it's a different type of error, the error message is logged as 'Error: <error message>'.


Flowchart: Catching and handling RangeError with Try-Catch.

Live Demo:

See the Pen javascript-error-handling-exercise-13 by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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