Search value in JSON and return to console

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I am trying to search a value in a JSON file using a input field from the user through the browser.

A sample JSON object from the array of objects looks like this:

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I have an event listener to wait for click from the user. After the user clicks the function will go to the api json site and retrieve all the data.

Next I would like to search through that JSON data for what the user typed in.


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user input: “Cannonball”

expected output: 196 (buy_average)

However I am unable to figure out how to search through the object array.

Here’s what I got:

the parameter “data” is the JSON objects that was retrieved from API. I know that works properly because I’m able to display it in the console.

function renderHTML(data) {
  var searchVal = document.getElementById("search").value;
  for (i=0; i<data.length; i++) {
    if (data["i"].name == searchVal) {

As of right now I’m just trying to figure how to look through an object array after retrieving it from the web and display it to the console.

When I click on the button nothing in the console appears to be happening except for the user’s input. How can I fix this?


If data is an object, the length property will give you undefined. You can get the values using Object.values() and then iterate over the properties.

let data = {
    0:{        id:0,name:"aa"    },
    1:{        id:1,name:"Cannonball"},
    2:{        id:2,name:"xx"    },

let searchVal = "Cannonball";
   if( === searchVal){
       console.log("This is the object: ");

Source: stackoverflow