Converting a comma separated string to separate arrays within an object JavaScript

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentFront End TechnologyObject Oriented Programming

Suppose, we have a string like this −

const str = 'dress/cotton/black, dress/leather/red, dress/fabric, houses/restaurant/small, houses/school/big, person/james';

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in one such string. The function should then prepare an object of arrays like this −

const output = {
   dress = ["cotton","leather","black","red","fabric"];
   houses = ["restaurant","school","small","big"];
   person = ["james"];
};

Example

const str = 'dress/cotton/black, dress/leather/red, dress/fabric, houses/restaurant/small, houses/school/big, person/james';
const buildObject = (str = '') => {
   const result = {};
   const strArr = str.split(', ');
   strArr.forEach(el => {
      const values = el.split('/');
      const key = values.shift();
      result[key] = (result[key] || []).concat(values);
   });
   return result;
};
console.log(buildObject(str));

Output

And the output in the console will be −

{
   dress: [ 'cotton', 'black', 'leather', 'red', 'fabric' ],
   houses: [ 'restaurant', 'small', 'school', 'big' ],
   person: [ 'james' ]
}
raja
Published on 23-Nov-2020 06:15:16
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