Adding two arrays of objects with existing and repeated members of two JavaScript arrays replacing the repeated ones

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentObject Oriented Programming

We have the following arrays of objects, we need to merge them into one removing the objects that have redundant value for the property name −

const first = [{
   name: 'Rahul',
   age: 23
}, {
   name: 'Ramesh',
   age: 27
}, {
   name: 'Vikram',
   age: 35
}, {
   name: 'Harsh',
   age: 34
}, {
   name: 'Vijay',
   age: 21
}];
const second = [{
   name: 'Vijay',
   age: 21
}, {
   name: 'Vikky',
   age: 20
}, {
   name: 'Joy',
   age: 26
}, {
   name: 'Vijay',
   age: 21
}, {
   name: 'Harsh',
   age: 34
}, ]

We define a function combineArray, take in the two arrays to be combined as arguments and return a new array −

const combineArray = (first, second) => {
   const combinedArray = [];
   const map = {};
   first.forEach(firstEl => {
      if(!map[firstEl.name]){
         map[firstEl.name] = firstEl;
         combinedArray.push(firstEl);
      }
   });
   second.forEach(secondEl => {
      if(!map[secondEl.name]){
         map[secondEl.name] = secondEl;
         combinedArray.push(secondEl);
      }
   })
   return combinedArray;
}
console.log(combineArray(first, second));

This function not only makes sure to remove duplicate entries from the second array, moreover had there existed any duplicate entry in the first array, it would have removed that as well.

Here’s the complete code −

Example

const first = [{
   name: 'Rahul',
   age: 23
}, {
   name: 'Ramesh',
   age: 27
}, {
   name: 'Vikram',
   age: 35
}, {
   name: 'Harsh',
   age: 34
}, {
   name: 'Vijay',
   age: 21
}];
   const second = [{
      name: 'Vijay',
      age: 21
}, {
   name: 'Vikky',
   age: 20
}, {
   name: 'Joy',
   age: 26
}, {
   name: 'Vijay',
   age: 21
}, {
   name: 'Harsh',
   age: 34
}, ]
const combineArray = (first, second) => {
   const combinedArray = [];
   const map = {};
   first.forEach(firstEl => {
      if(!map[firstEl.name]){
         map[firstEl.name] = firstEl;
         combinedArray.push(firstEl);
      }
   });
   second.forEach(secondEl => {
      if(!map[secondEl.name]){
         map[secondEl.name] = secondEl;
         combinedArray.push(secondEl);
      }
   })
   return combinedArray;
}
console.log(combineArray(first, second));

Output

The console output will be −

[
   { name: 'Rahul', age: 23 },{ name: 'Ramesh', age: 27 },{ name: 'Vikram', age: 35 },
   { name: 'Harsh', age: 34 },{ name: 'Vijay', age: 21 },{ name: 'Vikky', age: 20 },
   { name: 'Joy', age: 26 }
]
raja
Published on 18-Aug-2020 07:39:04
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