Lodash – Find deep in array of object

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I have an array of an object like this

[
    {
        'a': 10,
        elements: [
            {
                'prop': 'foo',
                'val': 10
            },
            {
                'prop': 'bar',
                'val': 25
            },
            {
                'prop': 'test',
                'val': 51
            }
        ]
    },
    {
        'b': 50,
        elements: [
            {
                'prop': 'foo',
                'val': 30
            },
            {
                'prop': 'bar',
                'val': 15
            },
            {
                'prop': 'test',
                'val': 60
            }
        ]
    },
]

What I need is sum the property Val when prop is foo. So, I have to search through elements and get all objects where prop is foo. With this objects, I should sum the val property.

I tried to use many combinations of _.find, _.pick and so on, but I don’t get the right result. Can someone help me?

Answer

Here’s a solution that flattens the elements and then filters the result to get the required elements before summing the val property:

var result = _.chain(data)
    .map('elements')               // pluck all elements from data
    .flatten()                     // flatten the elements into a single array
    .filter({prop: 'foo'})         // exatract elements with a prop of 'foo'
    .sumBy('val')                  // sum all the val properties
    .value()

Chaining is a way of applying a sequence of operations to some data before returning a value. The above example uses explicit chaining but could be (maybe should be) written using implicit chaining:

var result = _(data)
    .map('elements')
    .flatten()
    .filter({prop: 'foo'})
    .sumBy('val');


Source: stackoverflow