Alan Stephens Alan Stephens - 2 months ago 33
TypeScript Question

Response.json() bind to single object using interface - RxJs/Observable fails

This scenario works fine when the RESTful API returns a JSON array - but the web method I'm calling returns a single JSON object - and so the code has been converted to map a single object from

<IRegistration[]> to <IRegistration>
all the way up the stack.

This fails and the Chrome console returns an error showing the app could not find either of the mapped fields in the HTML




"productId": 1,
"productName": "My Field Value"

The Interface

export interface IRegistration {
productId: number;
productName: string;

The observable

getRegistration(): Observable<IRegistration> {
return this._http.get(this._svcURL)
.map((response: Response) => <IRegistration>response.json())
.do(data => console.log('ALL: ' + JSON.stringify(data)))

The client component

myobject: IRegistration;

ngOnInit(): void {
reg => this.myobject= reg,
error => this.errorMessage = <any>error

The error

EXCEPTION: TypeError: Cannot read property 'productId' of undefined in [

in SearchComponent@0:0]

The debugging I've done points to the response.json() in the observable failing to map correctly to the IRegistration - I can't seem to find the correct syntax?


The code looks fine, I think the problem is that you don't initialize the myobject: IRegistration; before using it.

The doc for lifecycle hook ngOnInit() says:

Initialize the directive/component after Angular first displays the data-bound properties and sets the directive/component's input properties.

The data is displayed before the HTTP call returns any result so myobject is undefined when Angular is trying to render it.

You can use ? to ignore undefined properties such as {{ myobject?.productId }} or initialize the property first myobject: IRegistration = <IRegistration>{};.