Get, set, or delete a property from a nested object using a dot path


Keywords
object, prop, property, dot, path, get, set, delete, access, notation, dotty
License
MIT
Install
npm install dot-prop@5.2.0

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Get, set, or delete a property from a nested object using a dot path

Install

$ npm install dot-prop

Usage

const dotProp = require('dot-prop');

// Getter
dotProp.get({foo: {bar: 'unicorn'}}, 'foo.bar');
//=> 'unicorn'

dotProp.get({foo: {bar: 'a'}}, 'foo.notDefined.deep');
//=> undefined

dotProp.get({foo: {bar: 'a'}}, 'foo.notDefined.deep', 'default value');
//=> 'default value'

dotProp.get({foo: {'dot.dot': 'unicorn'}}, 'foo.dot\\.dot');
//=> 'unicorn'

// Setter
const object = {foo: {bar: 'a'}};
dotProp.set(object, 'foo.bar', 'b');
console.log(object);
//=> {foo: {bar: 'b'}}

const foo = dotProp.set({}, 'foo.bar', 'c');
console.log(foo);
//=> {foo: {bar: 'c'}}

dotProp.set(object, 'foo.baz', 'x');
console.log(object);
//=> {foo: {bar: 'b', baz: 'x'}}

// Has
dotProp.has({foo: {bar: 'unicorn'}}, 'foo.bar');
//=> true

// Deleter
const object = {foo: {bar: 'a'}};
dotProp.delete(object, 'foo.bar');
console.log(object);
//=> {foo: {}}

object.foo.bar = {x: 'y', y: 'x'};
dotProp.delete(object, 'foo.bar.x');
console.log(object);
//=> {foo: {bar: {y: 'x'}}}

API

get(object, path, defaultValue?)

set(object, path, value)

Returns the object.

has(object, path)

delete(object, path)

object

Type: object

Object to get, set, or delete the path value.

You are allowed to pass in undefined as the object to the get and has functions.

path

Type: string

Path of the property in the object, using . to separate each nested key.

Use \\. if you have a . in the key.

The following path components are invalid and results in undefined being returned: __proto__, prototype, constructor.

value

Type: unknown

Value to set at path.

defaultValue

Type: unknown

Default value.


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