[Solved] Serializing with Jackson (JSON) – getting “No serializer found”?

I get the an exception when trying to serialize a very simple object using Jackson. The error: No serializer found for
class MyPackage.TestA and no properties
discovered to create BeanSerializer (to avoid exception, disable
SerializationConfig.Feature.FAIL_ON_EMPTY_BEANS) )

Below is the simple class and code to serialize.

Can anyone tell my why I get this error?

public class TestA {
    String SomeString = "asd";

TestA testA = new TestA();
ObjectMapper om = new ObjectMapper();
try {
    String testAString = om.writeValueAsString(testA); // error here!

    TestA newTestA = om.readValue(testAString, TestA.class);
} catch (JsonGenerationException e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block
} catch (JsonMappingException e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block
} catch (IOException e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block
Enquirer: Ted


Solution #1:

As already described, the default configuration of an ObjectMapper instance is to only access properties that are public fields or have public getters/setters. An alternative to changing the class definition to make a field public or to provide a public getter/setter is to specify (to the underlying VisibilityChecker) a different property visibility rule. Jackson 1.9 provides the ObjectMapper.setVisibility() convenience method for doing so. For the example in the original question, I’d likely configure this as

myObjectMapper.setVisibility(JsonMethod.FIELD, Visibility.ANY);

For Jackson >2.0:

myObjectMapper.setVisibility(PropertyAccessor.FIELD, Visibility.ANY);

For more information and details on related configuration options, I recommend reviewing the JavaDocs on ObjectMapper.setVisibility().

Respondent: Programmer Bruce

Solution #2:

For Jackson to serialize that class, the SomeString field needs to either be public (right now it’s package level isolation) or you need to define getter and setter methods for it.

Respondent: Chris

Solution #3:

Add a


and a


and the problem is solved.

Respondent: Günay Gültekin

Solution #4:

The problem in my case was Jackson was trying to serialize an empty object with no attributes nor methods.

As suggested in the exception I added the following line to avoid failure on empty beans:

For Jackson 1.9

myObjectMapper.configure(SerializationConfig.Feature.FAIL_ON_EMPTY_BEANS, false);

For Jackson 2.X

myObjectMapper.configure(SerializationFeature.FAIL_ON_EMPTY_BEANS, false);

You can find a simple example on jackson disable fail_on_empty_beans

Respondent: Martín C

Solution #5:

If you can edit the class containing that object, I usually just add the annotation

import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.JsonIgnore;

NonSerializeableClass obj;
Respondent: ZiglioUK

Solution #6:

I had the same problem for a child class where I had control, object mapper was in a common module and was inaccessible. I solved it by adding this annotation for my child class whose object was to be serialized.

@JsonAutoDetect(fieldVisibility = JsonAutoDetect.Visibility.ANY)
Respondent: Pavan Kumar

Solution #7:

This error is also thrown if you forget to add the .build() method onto your return status.

return Response.status(Status.OK);         // fails
return Response.status(Status.OK).build(); // works

I got the following error without build() method: No serializer found for class com.sun.jersey.core.spi.factory.ResponseBuilderImpl
Respondent: patrics

Solution #8:

SpringBoot2.0 ?I resolve it by follow code:

@Bean public ObjectMapper objectMapper() {
 return new ObjectMapper().disable(SerializationFeature.FAIL_ON_EMPTY_BEANS);}
Respondent: Janus

Solution #9:

I had a similar problem with lazy loading via the hibernate proxy object. Got around it by annotating the class having lazy loaded private properties with:

@JsonIgnoreProperties({"hibernateLazyInitializer", "handler"})
Respondent: N. berouain

Solution #10:

For Oracle Java applications, add this after the ObjectMapper instantiation:

mapper.setVisibility(PropertyAccessor.FIELD, JsonAutoDetect.Visibility.ANY);
Respondent: LEMUEL ADANE

Solution #11:

The problem may be because you have declared variable as private.
If you change it to public, it works.

Better option is to use getter and setter methods for it.

This will solve the issue!

Respondent: Sanchit Singhania

Solution #12:

I found at least three ways of doing this:

  1. Add public getters on your entity that you try to serialize;
  2. Add an annotation at the top of the entity, if you don’t want public getters. This will change the default for Jackson from Visbility=DEFAULT to @JsonAutoDetect(fieldVisibility = JsonAutoDetect.Visibility.ANY) where any access modifiers are accepted;
  3. Change your ObjectMapper globally by setting objectMapperInstance.setVisibility(JsonMethod.FIELD, Visibility.ANY);. This should be avoided if you don’t need this functionality globally.

Choose based on your needs.

Respondent: georger

Solution #13:

Here are the three options:

  1. Data/class that’s been accessed needs to be public
  2. If not public, add getters & setters
  3. Or add @JsonIgnore("context")
Respondent: Santhosh Kumar

Solution #14:

Please use this at class level for the bean:

Respondent: raveendra_bikkina

Solution #15:

adding setter and getter will also solve the issue as it fixed for me.
For Ex:

public class TestA {
    String SomeString = "asd";

    public String getSomeString () {        return SomeString ;     }

    public void setSomeString (String SS ) {        SomeString = SS ;   } 
Respondent: Satya Prakash

Solution #16:

I just had only getters , after adding setters too , problems resolved.

Respondent: Vanita Dhotre

Solution #17:

in spring boot 2.2.5

after adding getter and setter

i added @JsonIgnore on top of the field.

Respondent: saba

Solution #18:

Though I added getters and setters I was getting the same error. Later I found a bug, that is by Sonar’s advice I cgahnged the getters and setters as protected which was causing the issue. Once I fixed that it worked as exppected.

Respondent: yellow

Solution #19:

If you use Lomdok libraray ( then add @Data ( annotation to your data object class.

Respondent: Andriy Kryvtsun

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