sort-objects-array

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sort-objects-array

This tiny and fast module performs the sort of an Array of objects with the property required. The module returns a new copy of the array so the original is not mutated. The module even supports the sort objects (but they get transformed into an array of objects first)

This module only has dev dependencies (vitest, tsup, typescript) to run the tests and develop in TS.g

Install

You can install it with npm:

$ npm install --save sort-objects-array

Usage

The module requires two parameters: The array to sort and the property to use in the sorting:

// Example1: Sorting the countries by the name

const sortObjectsArray = require('sort-objects-array');
const countries = [{'name': 'Colombia', 'code': 'co', 'area': 1197411},
                   {'name': 'Argentina', 'code': 'ar', 'area': 2766890},
                   {'name': 'Brasil', 'code': 'br', 'area': 8511965},
                   {'name': 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670}]

sortObjectsArray(countries, 'name');
// Returns
// [ { name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 },
//   { name: 'Brasil', code: 'br', area: 8511965 },
//   { name: 'Colombia', code: 'co', area: 1197411 },
//   { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670} ]

The default order is ascending but it's possible to change the order to descending using 'desc' or 'reverse' keyword as a third parameter:

// Example2: Sorting the countries by the largest area

sortObjectsArray(countries, 'area', 'desc');
// Returns
// [ { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670},
//   { name: 'Brasil', code: 'br', area: 8511965 },
//   { name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 },
//   { name: 'Colombia', code: 'co', area: 1197411 } ]

If you prefer you can pass the order as a configuration object using the order property:

// Example3: Sorting the countries by the largest area using config object.
sortObjectsArray(countries, 'area', {order: 'desc'});
// Returns
// [ { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670},
//   { name: 'Brasil', code: 'br', area: 8511965 },
//   { name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 },
//   { name: 'Colombia', code: 'co', area: 1197411 } ]

By default, the module respects the case sensitivity of the values. If you want to override it and ignore it you can pass the flag caseinsensitive in the configuration object.

// Example4: Sorting by name. Case insensitive

sortObjectsArray(countries, 'name', {caseinsensitive: true});
// Returns
// [ { name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 },
//   { name: 'Brasil', code: 'br', area: 8511965 },
//   { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670},
//   { name: 'Colombia', code: 'co', area: 1197411 } ]

Or both:

// Example5: Sorting by name desc and case insensitive

sortObjectsArray(countries, 'name', {order: 'desc', caseinsensitive: true});
// Returns
// [ { name: 'Colombia', code: 'co', area: 1197411 },
//   { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670},
//   { name: 'Brasil', code: 'br', area: 8511965 },
//   { name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 } ]

It can also sort objects, converting them first to an array of objects using 'key' and 'value' in each item:

// Example6: Sorting by an object by value

const countriesObj = {
    Colombia: 1197411,
    Argentina: 2766890,
    canada: 9984670,
    NonExistingCountry: null,
    Brasil: 8511965
}

sortObjectsArray(countriesObj, 'value', {order: 'desc'});
// Returns
// [ { key: 'canada', value: 9984670 },
//   { key: 'Brasil', value: 8511965 },
//   { key: 'Argentina', value: 2766890 },
//   { key: 'Colombia', value: 1197411 },
//   { key: 'NonExistingCountry', value: null } ]

Finally it can also sort an array of arrays, flattening or not based on your needs:

// Example7: Sorting the countries im an array of arrays

const countries = [{'name': 'Colombia', 'code': 'co', 'area': 1197411},
                   {'name': 'Argentina', 'code': 'ar', 'area': 2766890},
                   {'name': 'Brasil', 'code': 'br', 'area': 8511965},
                   {'name': 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670}]

const countriesCountries = [countries, countries]

sortObjectsArray(countriesCountries, 'name');
// Returns
// [ [{ name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 }, ...],
//   [{ name: 'Argentina', code: 'ar', area: 2766890 }, ...]
// ]

// Example8: Sorting the countries im an array of arrays flattening them

sortObjectsArray(countriesCountries, 'area', { flatten: true, order: 'desc' });
// Returns
// [ { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670},
//   { name: 'canada', 'code': 'ca', 'area': 9984670},
//   ...
// ]

Running tests

You can run the tests and check the functionality of this module using:

$ npm install && npm test

License

Copyright © 2024, Juan Convers. Released under the MIT License.

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