Fast and powerful array sorting. Sort an array of objects by one or more properties. Any number of nested properties or custom comparison functions may be used.
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Fast and powerful array sorting. Sort an array of objects by one or more properties. Any number of nested properties or custom comparison functions may be used.

Install

Install with npm:

$ npm install --save array-sort

Install with yarn:

$ yarn add array-sort

Usage

Sort an array by the given object property:

var arraySort = require('array-sort');

arraySort([{foo: 'y'}, {foo: 'z'}, {foo: 'x'}], 'foo');
//=> [{foo: 'x'}, {foo: 'y'}, {foo: 'z'}]

Reverse order

arraySort([{foo: 'y'}, {foo: 'z'}, {foo: 'x'}], 'foo', {reverse: true});
//=> [{foo: 'z'}, {foo: 'y'}, {foo: 'x'}]

Params

arraySort(array, comparisonArgs);
  • array: {Array} The array to sort
  • comparisonArgs: {Function|String|Array}: One or more functions or object paths to use for sorting.

Examples

Sort blog posts

var arraySort = require('array-sort');

var posts = [
  { path: 'c.md', locals: { date: '2014-01-09' } },
  { path: 'a.md', locals: { date: '2014-01-02' } },
  { path: 'b.md', locals: { date: '2013-05-06' } },
];

// sort by `locals.date`
console.log(arraySort(posts, 'locals.date'));

// sort by `path`
console.log(arraySort(posts, 'path'));

Sort by multiple properties

var arraySort = require('array-sort');

var posts = [
  { locals: { foo: 'bbb', date: '2013-05-06' }},
  { locals: { foo: 'aaa', date: '2012-01-02' }},
  { locals: { foo: 'ccc', date: '2014-01-02' }},
  { locals: { foo: 'ccc', date: '2015-01-02' }},
  { locals: { foo: 'bbb', date: '2014-06-01' }},
  { locals: { foo: 'aaa', date: '2014-02-02' }},
];

// sort by `locals.foo`, then `locals.date`
var result = arraySort(posts, ['locals.foo', 'locals.date']);

console.log(result);
// [ { locals: { foo: 'aaa', date: '2012-01-02' } },
//   { locals: { foo: 'aaa', date: '2014-02-02' } },
//   { locals: { foo: 'bbb', date: '2013-05-06' } },
//   { locals: { foo: 'bbb', date: '2014-06-01' } },
//   { locals: { foo: 'ccc', date: '2014-01-02' } },
//   { locals: { foo: 'ccc', date: '2015-01-02' } } ]

Custom function

If custom functions are supplied, array elements are sorted according to the return value of the compare function. See the docs for Array.sort() for more details.

var arr = [
  {one: 'w', two: 'b'},
  {one: 'z', two: 'a'},
  {one: 'x', two: 'c'},
  {one: 'y', two: 'd'},
];

function compare(prop) {
  return function (a, b) {
    return a[prop].localeCompare(b[prop]);
  };
}

var result = arraySort(arr, function (a, b) {
  return a.two.localeCompare(b.two);
});

console.log(result);
// [ { one: 'z', two: 'a' },
//   { one: 'w', two: 'b' },
//   { one: 'x', two: 'c' },
//   { one: 'y', two: 'd' } ]

Multiple custom functions

var arr = [
  {foo: 'w', bar: 'y', baz: 'w'},
  {foo: 'x', bar: 'y', baz: 'w'},
  {foo: 'x', bar: 'y', baz: 'z'},
  {foo: 'x', bar: 'x', baz: 'w'},
];

// reusable compare function
function compare(prop) {
  return function (a, b) {
    return a[prop].localeCompare(b[prop]);
  };
}

// the `compare` functions can be a list or array
var result = arraySort(arr, compare('foo'), compare('bar'), compare('baz'));

console.log(result);
// [ { foo: 'w', bar: 'y', baz: 'w' },
//   { foo: 'x', bar: 'x', baz: 'w' },
//   { foo: 'x', bar: 'y', baz: 'w' },
//   { foo: 'x', bar: 'y', baz: 'z' } ]

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Running tests

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$ npm install && npm test

Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2017, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.


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