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How to instantiate Struct using new keyword in Golang?

  • Last Updated : 17 May, 2020
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A struct is mainly a holder for all other data types. By using a pointer to a struct we can easily manipulate/access the data assigned to a struct. We can instantiate Struct using the new keyword as well as using Pointer Address Operator in Golang as shown in the below example:

Example: Here, you can see we are instantiating a Struct using new keyword.




// Golang program to show how to instantiate
// Struct using the new keyword
package main
  
import "fmt"
  
type emp struct {
    name   string
    empid  int
    salary int
}
  
func main() {
  
    // emp1 is a pointer to
    // an instance of emp
    // using new keyword
    emp1 := new(emp)
    emp1.name = "XYZ"
    emp1.empid = 1555
    emp1.salary = 25000
    fmt.Println(emp1)
  
    // emp2 is an instance of emp
    var emp2 = new(emp)
    emp2.name = "ABC"
    emp2.salary = 35000
    fmt.Println(emp2)
}

Output:

&{XYZ 1555 25000}
&{ABC 0 35000}
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