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6 - Interface Innovator

I have a JSON array in a field called 'Output' in a table called 'Assessmnt converter'. 

I am trying to create new records into a table called 'Submissions test' and populate the data into four respective fields; Question number raw, Question raw, Number of marks raw and Student answer raw. 

I have created an automation whereby if the 'Output is not empty', it runs the following script. 

However, every time I run the script, I'm getting the following error:


  1. "Error parsing JSON data:"
  1. Error {name: "SyntaxError"}

Here is my script:

// Load the Airtable scripting environment
let assessmentTable = base.getTable("Assessment converter");
let submissionsTable = base.getTable("Submissions test");
let query = await assessmentTable.selectRecordsAsync();
let fieldName = "Output";

// Iterate over all records in the "Assessment converter" table
for (let record of query.records) {
// Get the JSON data from the 'Output' field
let output = record.getCellValue(fieldName);

// Debugging: Log the output to check its content
console.log("Output:", output);

try {
// Parse the JSON data
let jsonData = JSON.parse(output);

// Debugging: Log the parsed JSON data
console.log("Parsed JSON data:", jsonData);

// Iterate over the parsed JSON data
for (let item of jsonData) {
// Prepare the data for the 'Submissions test' table
let submissionData = {
"Question number raw": item["question number"] || "",
"Question raw": item["question"] || "",
"Marks for question raw": item["marks for question"] || "",
"Student answer raw": item["student answer"] || ""

// Debugging: Log the submission data
console.log("Submission data:", submissionData);

// Create a new record in the 'Submissions test' table
await submissionsTable.createRecordAsync(submissionData);
} catch (e) {
console.error("Error parsing JSON data:", e);
I've tried to troubleshoot this multiple times but can't seem to figure out what the issue is. Assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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If you could provide a read-only invite link to a duplicated copy of your base with some example data, including example JSON that's causing the error, I could take a look at this for you!