Rest Template: Could Not Extract Response – No Suitable HttpMessageConverter Found for Response Type [X] and Content Type [application/json;charset=UTF-8]

PROBLEM

When invoking a web service using RestTemplate:-

restTemplate.getForObject("http://server/api", MyBean[].class));

… the following exception occurs:-

Exception in thread "main" org.springframework.web.client.RestClientException: 
Could not extract response: no suitable HttpMessageConverter found for response 
type [class [LMyBean;] and content type [application/json;charset=UTF-8]
	at org.springframework.web.client.HttpMessageConverterExtractor.extractData(HttpMessageConverterExtractor.java:110)
	at org.springframework.web.client.RestTemplate.doExecute(RestTemplate.java:572)
	at org.springframework.web.client.RestTemplate.execute(RestTemplate.java:530)
	at org.springframework.web.client.RestTemplate.getForObject(RestTemplate.java:237)

SOLUTION

If the content type is JSON, add the following dependency:-

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.fasterxml.jackson.core</groupId>
    <artifactId>jackson-databind</artifactId>
    <version>2.6.0</version>
</dependency>
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4 thoughts on “Rest Template: Could Not Extract Response – No Suitable HttpMessageConverter Found for Response Type [X] and Content Type [application/json;charset=UTF-8]

  1. Farzin

    Thanks a lot. I did a lot of searches to find your solution to my problem even if the cause of mine was not exactly the same (I had to remove test from pom.xml)

    Reply
  2. maher

    hi please where did you find test , i try the solution of this post but it doesn’t work for me . Can any one help me .

    Reply

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