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SOLVED: Read and Write JSON to documents directory

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Hi All,

I am very new to SwiftUI and have been working through Apple's Tutorial (

I have finished the tutorial and wanted to go one step further and allow the app user to add to and edit the landmarks currently stored in the JSON in the main bundle.

I understand that this is not possible and that I would need to copy the JSON to the Documents Directory and then read/write from there.

I cannot work out how to do this.

Is it possible? If so how would i go about it?

Thanks in advance!



You only reference Apple's tutorial. Yet, you are on one of the BEST SwiftUI sites in the world.

Which of the HackingWithSwift tutorials have you watched regarding JSON and JSON decoders?

You have a very generic question. Start with @twostraws' tutorials. Work your way through his 100 Days of SwiftUI videos and assignments. When you have specific questions about JSON, SwiftUI code, or concepts, we'll be here ready to help.


In this video by Stewart Lynch shows how to do save JSON to FileDirectory

JSON Decoding Playground for Swift

I think also that 100 Days of SwiftUI is about to do it starting at Day 68 – Project 14, part one


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