Rename ConfigurationSection

Discussion in 'Plugin Development' started by Kepler_, Aug 2, 2014.

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    Is there an easy way to rename a ConfigurationSection in a YamlConfiguration?

    For example, I have a config like this:
      RandomThingThatDoesNothing: true
        Coooolioo: true
        - "This"
        - "Is"
        - "A"
        - "Test"
    How can I change "SectionToRename" to something else? Thanks!
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    I'm not sure if this is possible, unless configuration sections are actually part of the path, which they may be. If that is the case, this could be done by using a for loop to get and remove all of the values under the configuration section's name and the configuration section itself, then creating a new configuration section with the new name and re-adding all of the values to it by storing them in temporary data before removing them from the first configuration section. If you still need help, I could test if this is possible and give you some code for it.
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    I would suggest copying all the data from the section into code (for example putting the booleans in their own boolean variable and putting the list in an array). Then create a new section, put all the data in the new configuration section and deleting the old one. Which is what I think Freelix2000 said.
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    This is my solution. If anyone can think of a better one, please let me know.
    @SuppressWarnings({ "rawtypes", "unchecked" })
    public static void copyConfigSection(YamlConfiguration config, String fromPath, String toPath){
        Map<String, Object> vals = config.getConfigurationSection(fromPath).getValues(true);
        String toDot = toPath.equals("") ? "" : ".";
        for (String s : vals.keySet()){
            Object val = vals.get(s);
            if (val instanceof List)
                val = new ArrayList((List)val);
            config.set(toPath + toDot + s, val);
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