Unique values in array based on function

OSCC · JavaScript, Array · Oct 13, 2021

Finds all unique values of an array, based on a provided comparator function.

  • Use Array.prototype.reduce() and Array.prototype.some() to create an array containing only the first unique occurrence of each value, based on the comparator function, fn.
  • The comparator function takes two arguments: the values of the two elements being compared.
const uniqueElementsBy = (arr, fn) =>
  arr.reduce((acc, v) => {
    if (!acc.some(x => fn(v, x))) acc.push(v);
    return acc;
  }, []);
uniqueElementsBy(
  [
    { id: 0, value: 'a' },
    { id: 1, value: 'b' },
    { id: 2, value: 'c' },
    { id: 1, value: 'd' },
    { id: 0, value: 'e' }
  ],
  (a, b) => a.id == b.id
); // [ { id: 0, value: 'a' }, { id: 1, value: 'b' }, { id: 2, value: 'c' } ]

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