Hi CarlosHere is an example of subclassing with Jackson using the @Type annotation that I did many years ago:It decorates the JSON with an extra field ("@Type" in this case) which instructs the deserializers which Object to instantiate. I'm not sure if newer Jackson versions have changed.I haven't considered if this is appropriate or not in your case, but I hope this helps with the Jackson bit of your question at least.Best wishes,TimOn Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Carlos Alonso <carlos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hi everyone!!I'm working on BEAM-4257 issue and the approach I'm following is to create a new class 'BigQueryInsertError' that also extends 'GenericJson' and that contains three keys 'TableRow row', 'TableDataInsertAllResponse.InsertErrors error', and 'TableReference ref' and use this type as the contained items returned by WriteResults.getFailedInsertsI have now to create a Coder for this new type and I'm following the TableRowJsonCoder way https://github.com/apache/beam/blob/master/sdks/java/io/google-cloud-platform/src/main/java/org/apache/beam/sdk/io/gcp/bigquery/TableRowJsonCoder.java#L34 by relying on Jackson's ObjectMapper and StringUtf8Encoder.The problem is that I always get errors when deserialising as it deserialises the inner TableRow as a LinkedHashMap and fails when trying to assign it. Here you can see the full stacktrace: https://pastebin.com/MkUD9L3WTesting it a bit further I've spotted other GenericJson subclasses that cannot be encoded/decoded following that method. For example TableDataInsertAllResponse.InsertErrors itself. See the example below:TableDataInsertAllResponse.InsertErrors err = new TableDataInsertAllResponse.InsertErrors().setIndex(0L);
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper().disable(SerializationFeature.FAIL_ON_EMPTY_BEANS);
mapper.readValue(mapper.writeValueAsString(err), TableDataInsertAllResponse.InsertErrors.class);Fails with a similar error, but in this case is because it deserialises the index into an int: https://pastebin.com/bzXMR3z5So a couple of questions here:* Which is the appropriate way of encoding/decoding GenericJson subclasses? (Maybe this issues can be tackled using Jackson's type annotations, but I'm quite a newbie on Jackson and I couldn't figure out how)* This will (hopefully) be my very first contribution to Apache Beam and I'd like to get some feedback/comments/ideas/... on the issue and the suggested solution.Thanks everyone!