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JavaScript | How to add an element to a JSON object?

  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2019

In order to add Key/value pair to a JSON object, Either we use dot notation or square bracket notation. Both methods are widely accepted.

Example 1: This example adds {“prop_4” : “val_4”} to the GFG_p object by using dot notation.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        JavaScript |
      Add a key/value pair to JSON object
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;">
  
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
  
    <p id="GFG_up"
       style=" font-weight: bold">
    </p>
  
    <button onclick="Geeks()">
        Click to add
    </button>
  
    <p id="GFG_down" 
       style="color:green;
              font-weight: bold" ;>
    </p>
  
    <script>
        var GFG_p = {
            prop_1: "val_1",
            prop_2: "val_2",
            prop_3: "val_3"
        };
        var p_up = 
            document.getElementById("GFG_up");
        var p_down = 
            document.getElementById("GFG_down");
        p_up.innerHTML = 
          JSON.stringify(GFG_p);
  
        function Geeks() {
            GFG_p.prop_4 = "val_4";
            p_down.innerHTML = JSON.stringify(GFG_p);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example 2: This example adds {“prop_4” : “val_4”} to the GFG_p object by using square bracket notation.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        JavaScript 
      | Add a key/value pair to JSON object
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;">
  
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
  
    <p id="GFG_up"
       style=" font-weight: bold">
    </p>
  
    <button onclick="Geeks()">
        Click to add
    </button>
  
    <p id="GFG_down" 
       style="color:green; 
              font-weight: bold" ;>
    </p>
  
    <script>
        var GFG_p = {
            prop_1: "val_1",
            prop_2: "val_2",
            prop_3: "val_3"
        };
        var p_up = 
            document.getElementById("GFG_up");
        var p_down = 
            document.getElementById("GFG_down");
        p_up.innerHTML = 
          JSON.stringify(GFG_p);
  
        function Geeks() {
            GFG_p["prop_4"] = "val_4";
            p_down.innerHTML = JSON.stringify(GFG_p);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:



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