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A simple static utility class to access nested JSON object properties. Inspired by Immutable API methods like hasIn, getIn and setIn.


The package is available at npmjs, so all you need to do to install it is to tell npm that you want it:

npm install js-object-util

You can find linkes to try it online etc at


var objectUtil = require('js-object-util');

// Some deeply nested JSON example input:
var book = {
	publisher: {
		name: "dpunkt",
		address: {
			city: "Heidelberg",
			plz: 69123
	title : "React",
	year: 2015,
	properties: {
		includes_ebook: false,
		whatever: null,
		dunno: undefined
	readers: [
			type: "user",
			name: "Johnny",
			age: 32,
			nickname: null
			type: "user",
			name: "Brad",
			age: 13,
			nickname: "Bratze"

// Let's go. Checking for properties:
var keyExists;
keyExists = objectUtil.hasIn(book, ['publisher', 'address', 'city']);		// true
keyExists = objectUtil.hasIn(book, ['publisher', 'address', 'notthere']);	// false
// Retrieving properties:
var value;
value = ObjectUtil.getIn(book, ['year']);							// 2015
value = objectUtil.getIn(book, ['readers', 1, 'name']);			// Brad
value = objectUtil.getIn(book, ['readers', 5, 'notthere'], null);			// null
// Setting properties:
var new_book;
new_book = ObjectUtil.setIn(book, ['readers', 2, 'name'], 'Dan');
new_book = ObjectUtil.setIn(new_book, ['readers', 2, 'age'], 14);

See the tests for more examples.  


Unit tests using jest are included. They also show code coverage. Tun run them:

npm test

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