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How do I remove a key from a JavaScript object?


Question

Let's say we have an object with this format:

var thisIsObject= {
   'Cow' : 'Moo',
   'Cat' : 'Meow',
   'Dog' : 'Bark'
};

I wanted to do a function that removes by key:

removeFromObjectByKey('Cow');
2017/03/11
1
1324
3/11/2017 1:50:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The delete operator allows you to remove a property from an object.

The following examples all do the same thing.

// Example 1
var key = "Cow";
delete thisIsObject[key]; 

// Example 2
delete thisIsObject["Cow"];

// Example 3
delete thisIsObject.Cow;

If you're interested, read Understanding Delete for an in-depth explanation.

2014/04/03
2294
4/3/2014 3:19:59 PM

If you are using Underscore.js or Lodash, there is a function 'omit' that will do it.
http://underscorejs.org/#omit

var thisIsObject= {
    'Cow' : 'Moo',
    'Cat' : 'Meow',
    'Dog' : 'Bark'
};
_.omit(thisIsObject,'Cow'); //It will return a new object

=> {'Cat' : 'Meow', 'Dog' : 'Bark'}  //result

If you want to modify the current object, assign the returning object to the current object.

thisIsObject = _.omit(thisIsObject,'Cow');

With pure JavaScript, use:

delete thisIsObject['Cow'];

Another option with pure JavaScript.

thisIsObject.cow = undefined;

thisIsObject = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(thisIsObject ));
2017/02/08

It's as easy as:

delete object.keyname;

or

delete object["keyname"];
2019/06/06

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