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Introduction
Reading JSON files
2. Reading a JSON file as a text file
Summary and Review

## Instruction

Now, let's begin by reading a JSON file as a text file. We'll try this on a file containing users' names:

with open('user_name.json', 'r') as file:
print(file.read())


Let's briefly review this code. The with statement automatically manages closing the files after we are done working with them. The open() function "opens" a file, and the mode ('r', 'w', etc.) is added as an argument to specify what we intend to do with the file (reading, writing, or something else). Then we extract a string containing all characters in the file using read(). If any of this is new to you, we recommend that you check out our course Python Basics Part 2.

## Exercise

We have some customer data from our firm's online shops. Let's look at it.

Read the file named customer1.json as a text file into memory and print the file contents.