Given an array of objects and the task is to remove the duplicate object element from the array list. There are two methods to solve this problem which are discussed below:
Method 1: Using one of the keys as index: A temporary array is created which stores the objects of the original array using one of its keys as the index. Anyone of the object properties can be used as a key. The key is extracted from the object and used as the index of the new temporary array. The object is then assigned to this index. This approach will remove the duplicate objects as only one of each object of the original array will get assigned to the same index.
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Method 2: Converting the array to a Set to remove the duplicates: A Set object holds only unique values of any type. This property can be used to store only the objects that are unique in the array.
Each object of the array is first converted into a JSON encoded string using JSON.stringify method. The JSON encoded string is then mapped to an array using the map() method. A new set is created by passing this array to the new set constructor. This step will remove all the duplicate elements as the JSON encoded strings will be the same for the same elements.
The set is then converted to an Array using the from() method, passing the set as a parameter. This array will not have duplicated objects.
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- Extract unique objects by attribute from array of objects.
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