Import a JSON File

To import a ScanCode JSON file:

  • Open the File menu and select Import JSON File (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+I or ⌘+I).


    Import a JSON scan file.

  • In the dialog window that opens, navigate to the JSON file you want to import, select the file and click Open.

  • You will then be prompted to choose a filename and location to save the JSON file as a SQLite database file. Add a filename, select the folder in which you want to save the SQLite database file, and click Save.

  • ScanCode Workbench will then create a SQLite database file from your JSON file, indicated by the status message Creating Database ...


    The JSON scan file is being converted to a SQLite file.

  • Once the process has finished, the status message will be replaced by an expandable code tree (the Directory Tree) and, to the right of the tree, a table (the Table View) displaying provenance information generated by ScanCode.


    The SQLite version of your JSON scan is ready for your analysis.

We’ve provided a set of sample scans that you can quickly review in ScanCode Workbench in order to get a sense of its functionality and the types of information captured by a scan. The samples are located at