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unflattenObject

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Unflatten an object with the paths for keys.

Use Object.keys(obj) combined with Array.prototype.reduce() to convert flattened path node to a leaf node. If the value of a key contains a dot delimiter (.), use Array.prototype.split('.'), string transformations and JSON.parse() to create an object, then Object.assign() to create the leaf node. Otherwise, add the appropriate key-value pair to the accumulator object.

const unflattenObject = obj =>
  Object.keys(obj).reduce((acc, k) => {
    if (k.indexOf('.') !== -1) {
      const keys = k.split('.');
      Object.assign(
        acc,
        JSON.parse(
          '{' +
            keys.map((v, i) => (i !== keys.length - 1 ? `"${v}":{` : `"${v}":`)).join('') +
            obj[k] +
            '}'.repeat(keys.length)
        )
      );
    } else acc[k] = obj[k];
    return acc;
  }, {});