How to update single value inside specific array item in redux

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I have an issue where re-rendering of state causes ui issues and was suggested to only update specific value inside my reducer to reduce amount of re-rendering on a page.

this is example of my state

{
 name: "some name",
 subtitle: "some subtitle",
 contents: [
   {title: "some title", text: "some text"},
   {title: "some other title", text: "some other text"}
 ]
}

and I am currently updating it like this

case 'SOME_ACTION':
   return { ...state, contents: action.payload }

where action.payload is a whole array containing new values. But now I actually just need to update text of second item in contents array, and something like this doesn’t work

case 'SOME_ACTION':
   return { ...state, contents[1].text: action.payload }

where action.payload is now a text I need for update.

Answer

You could use the React Immutability helpers

import update from 'react-addons-update';

// ...    

case 'SOME_ACTION':
  return update(state, { 
    contents: { 
      1: {
        text: {$set: action.payload}
      }
    }
  });

Although I would imagine you’d probably be doing something more like this?

case 'SOME_ACTION':
  return update(state, { 
    contents: { 
      [action.id]: {
        text: {$set: action.payload}
      }
    }
  });


Source: stackoverflow