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    prop-search

    1.1.8 • Public • Published

    prop-search

    Simple property searches on your JavaScript objects.

    Installation

    npm install prop-search

    Usage overview

    Helper module to search an object for properties and conditions, and returns the array of results. We can search for specific boolean values by key and optionally value. We can search for existence of keys, or perform a numerical / text search, and find results with the value. Finally we can search using a test function. All functions returns an array of result objects, which have the format:

    {
      path: {Array},   // path to the result. ex. ['keys', 'to', 'result']
      value: {*},      // value of the result ex. { lookup : true }
      key: {String}    // The key where result can be found ex. 'someProp'
    }

    In case that any part of the path is an element in an array the index of that element will be in the path as a number. For example something like:

    ['keys', 2, 'to', 'result']

    or

    ['keys', 'to', 'result', 1]

    Optionally we can do join on the path array by passing options with a separator options specified.

    A good complementary module to this module is mpath which can be used to retrieve the object at tha path.

    var ps = require('prop-search');
     
    var someObj = {
      someProp = {
        lookup: true
      }
    };
     
    var res = ps.searchForBoolean(someObj, 'lookup');
     
    console.dir(res);

    Output:

    [ {
      path: ['someObj', 'someProp'],
      value: { lookup: true },
      key: 'someProp'
    }]
    

    Should work with array properties:

    var thing = {
      something: {
        otherthing: {
          something: [
            {
              something: true
            },
            {
              other: false
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    };
     
    var res = ps.searchForBoolean(thing, 'something');

    res:

    [
      {
        path: [ 'something', 'otherthing', 'something', 0 ],
        value: [
          { something: true },
          { other: false }
        ],
        key: 'something'
      }
    ]

    Or for example:

    var thing = {
      something: {
        other: {
          something: [ 'val1', 'val2', 'val3' ]
        }
      }
    };
     
    var res = ps.searchForValue(thing, 'val2');

    res:

    [
      {
        path: [ 'something', 'other', 'something', 1 ],
        value: [ 'val1', 'val2', 'val3' ],
        key: 'something',
      }
    ]

    API

    searchForBoolean(obj, query, options, value)

    Searches for boolean values.

    • obj - The object to search
    • query - The key(s) of properties to test for the value. It can be a string or an array of strings.
    • options - Optionally specify the separator string to be used to do join on the path in the results.
    • value - Optionally specify what to match against, true or false. Default it true.
    var obj = {
      prop: {
        nested: {
          stuff: {
            something: {
              something: false
            }
          }
        }
      }
    };
     
    var res = ps.searchForBoolean(obj, 'something', { separator: '.' }, false);

    res:

    [{
      path: 'prop.nested.stuff.something',
      value: { something: true },
      key: 'something' }
    }]

    searchForExistence(obj, query, options)

    Searches for keys if they exist in the object.

    • obj - The object to search
    • query - The key(s) of properties to test for existence. It can be a string or an array of strings.
    • options - Optionally specify the separator string to be used to do join on the path in the results.
    var obj = {
      prop: {
        nested: {
          stuff: {
            something: {
              other: 'blah'
            }
          }
        }
      }
    };
     
    var res = ps.searchForExistence(obj, 'other');

    res:

    [ { path: [ 'prop', 'nested', 'stuff', 'something' ],
        value: { other: 'blah' },
        key: 'something' } ]

    searchForValue(obj, query, options)

    Searches for numerical or text value if they exist in the object.

    • obj - The object to search
    • query - The text string(s) or number(s) to search in the object. It can be a single value or an array of values.
    • options - Optionally specify the separator string to be used to do join on the path in the results.
    var obj = {
      prop: {
        nested: {
          stuff: {
            something: {
              other: 'blah'
            }
          }
        }
      }
    };
     
    var res = ps.searchForValue(obj, 'blah');

    res:

    [ { path: [ 'prop', 'nested', 'stuff', 'something', 'other' ],
        value: 'blah',
        key: 'other' } ]

    search(obj, test, options)

    Searches the object using the test function. test iterator function accepts a parameter obj which is an object as the search object is iterated. Test the object for whatever condition. The function has to return true or false.

    • obj - The object to search
    • test - The iterator test function.
    • options - Optionally specify the separator string to be used to do join on the path in the results.
    var obj = {
      prop: {
        nested: {
          stuff: {
            something: {
              other: 'blah'
            }
          }
        }
      }
    };
     
    var tester = function (testObj) {
      return testObj.other === 'blah';
    };
     
    var res = ps.search(obj, tester, {separator: '.'});

    res:

    [ { path: 'prop.nested.stuff.something',
        value: { other: 'blah' },
        key: 'something' } ]

    License

    MIT

    Install

    npm i prop-search

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    Version

    1.1.8

    License

    MIT

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