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JS πŸ”₯: Conditionally setting an object property

benjaminmock profile image Benjamin Mock Originally published at codesnacks.net ・1 min read

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Let's assume we only want to add an object property if some condition is true. We can do this using an if-statement of course:

const someCondition = true;
const anotherCondition = false;
const myObject = {
  name: "codesnacks",
};

if(someCondition){
  myObject.author = "Ben";
}

if(anotherCondition){
  myObject.platform = "dev.to";
}

console.log(myObject); // {name: "codesnacks", author: "Ben"}

We can achieve the same using the object spread operator ( ...) in combination with the condition when creating the object. No additional if-statement is needed. This is especially elegant if an object has multiple conditional properties.

const someCondition = true;
const anotherCondition = false;
const myObject = {
  name: "codesnacks",
  ...(someCondition && { author: "Ben" }),
  ...(anotherCondition && { platform: "dev.to" }),
};

console.log(myObject); // {name: "codesnacks", author: "Ben"}

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