hashjs

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hash-js

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A library of functions for javascript object traversal, manipulation and extraction. Safely access, extract, rearrange and transform deeply nested objects and structures.

This is not xpath for javascript. It's simple, focused on combining, extracting, inserting, and translating data paths in javascript objects.

Where to start

include hash.min.js or hash.js on your page.

Install as a node module with npm:

npm install hashjs

Usage


var flatPathsAndKeys = {
    'User.Post.Tag.0.name': 'Fishing',
    'User.Post.Tag.1.name': 'Selfies',
};

H.expand(flatPathsAndKeys);

// returns:

{
    User: {
        Post: {
            Tag: [{
                name: 'News'
            },{
                name: 'Selfies'
            }]
        }
    }
}

Conversely:

var multiDimensional = {
    User: {
        Post: {
            Tag: [{
                Name: 'News'
            },{
                name: 'Selfies'
            }]
        }
    }
};

H.flatten(multiDimensional);

// returns

{
    'User.Post.Tag.0.name': 'Fishing',
    'User.Post.Tag.1.name': 'Selfies',
}

Also works with [] like in form input elements!

Examples:

Let's say you have input elements on your page like so:

<input id="UserPostTag0Name" name="data[User][Post][Tag][][name]" value="Fishing" type="text">
<input id="UserPostTag1Name" name="data[User][Post][Tag][][name]" value="Selfies" type="text">

We're probably looking at a User model that has many Post which hasBelongsToMany Tags. Here's where the user would input the name of new Tags to associate with their Post:

Javascrit doesn't understand the form-encoded syntax for representing multidimensional input structures. The previous input element would yield a structure like the following in PHP or the like:

array(
    'User' => array(
        'Post' => array(
            'Tag' => array(
                0 => array(
                    'name' => 'News'
                ),
                1 => array(
                    'name' => 'Selfies'
                )
            )
        )
    )
)

That's really helpful. Thanks, PHP. Want this structure in javascript?

var input0 = document.getElementById('UserPostTag0Name');
var input1 = document.getElementById('UserPostTag1Name');
var flatPathsAndKeys = {};
 
flatPathsAndKeys[input0.name] = input0.value;
flatPathsAndKeys[input1.name] = input1.value;
 
// H.expand() will create a multi-dimensional object out of path: value pairs.
// flatPathsAndKeys looks like:
//
// {
//  'data[User][Post][Tag][][name]': 'Fishing',
//  'data[User][Post][Tag][][name]': 'Selfies',
// }
 

install

npm i hashjs

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1.2.0

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