Unhandled Exception: type 'List<dynamic>' is not a subtype of type 'List<String>'


I’m struggling to see how these type errors could be resolved in Flutter.

I am making an HTTP request to a server which responds with the following JSON:

  "message": "The given data was invalid.",
  "errors": {
    "email": ["Email is required"]

I am assigning the data from the response like so:

Future login(String email, String password) async {
    Map<String, dynamic> data = json.decode(response.body);

    final List<String> emailErrors = data['errors']['email'];
    final List<String> passwordErrors = data['errors']['password'];

Once I try to do that I get the following error:

Unhandled Exception: type ‘List’ is not a subtype of type ‘List’

It seems like using type dynamic it will pretty much throw an error if you try to set a type annotation afterwards for any type. How can this be solved?


You get this error because the data['errors']['email']returns a List<dynamic>.

You have to cast items to String like that :

final List<String> emailErrors = data['errors']['email'].cast<String>()

Answered By – F Perroch

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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