[FIXED] Cloning an array in Javascript/Typescript


I have array of two objects:

genericItems: Item[] = [];
backupData: Item[] = [];

I am populating my HTML table with genericItemsdata. The table is modifiable. There is a reset button to undo all changes done with backUpData. This array is populated by a service:

getGenericItems(selected: Item) {
  result => {
     this.genericItems = result;
     this.backupData = this.genericItems.slice();

My idea was that, the user changes will get reflected in first array and second array can be used as backup for reset operation. The issue I am facing here is when the user modifies the table (genericItems[]) the second array backupData also gets modified.

How is this happening and how to prevent this?


Clone an object:

const myClonedObject = Object.assign({}, myObject);

Clone an Array:

  • Option 1 if you have an array of primitive types:

const myClonedArray = Object.assign([], myArray);

  • Option 2 – if you have an array of objects:
const myArray= [{ a: 'a', b: 'b' }, { a: 'c', b: 'd' }];
const myClonedArray = [];
myArray.forEach(val => myClonedArray.push(Object.assign({}, val)));

Answered By – abahet

Answer Checked By – Senaida (Easybugfix Volunteer)

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