toddmo toddmo - 3 months ago 55
C# Question

How to do equivalent of LINQ SelectMany() just in javascript

Unfortunately, I don't have JQuery or Underscore, just pure javascript (IE9 compatible).

I'm wanting the equivalent of SelectMany() from LINQ functionality.

// SelectMany flattens it to just a list of phone numbers.
IEnumerable<PhoneNumber> phoneNumbers = people.SelectMany(p => p.PhoneNumbers);


Can I do it?

EDIT:

Thanks to answers, I got this working:

var petOwners =
[
{
Name: "Higa, Sidney", Pets: ["Scruffy", "Sam"]
},
{
Name: "Ashkenazi, Ronen", Pets: ["Walker", "Sugar"]
},
{
Name: "Price, Vernette", Pets: ["Scratches", "Diesel"]
},
];

function property(key){return function(x){return x[key];}}
function flatten(a,b){return a.concat(b);}

var allPets = petOwners.map(property("Pets")).reduce(flatten,[]);

console.log(petOwners[0].Pets[0]);
console.log(allPets.length); // 6

var allPets2 = petOwners.map(function(p){ return p.Pets; }).reduce(function(a, b){ return a.concat(b); },[]); // all in one line

console.log(allPets2.length); // 6

Answer

for a simple select you can use the reduce function of Array.
Lets say you have an array of arrays of numbers:

var arr = [[1,2],[3, 4]];
arr.reduce(function(a, b){ return a.concat(b); });
=>  [1,2,3,4]

var arr = [{ name: "name1", phoneNumber : [5551111, 5552222]},{ name: "name2",phoneNumbers : [5553333] }];
arr.map(function(p){ return p.phoneNumbers; })
   .reduce(function(a, b){ return a.concat(b); })
=>  [5551111, 5552222, 5553333]