Make OADA data nicer to work with in JS/TS

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import oadaOadaify from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@oada/oadaify';



A library to make working with OADA data in JavaSript/TypeScript less annoying.

I was always writing loops with checks to skip _ keys, or forgetting to add the check and my code did something weird. This makes loops etc. do what one expecst and wants 99% of the time. The library exports Symbols which can be used to access the OADA keys.

The OADAified objects still function correctly with JSON.stringify and ajv. There is a deoadaify function in the case you need to put it back.

Be warned though, TypeScript is... quirky about Symbol keys in objects. You should mostly be fine, but sometimes it will get dumb on you.


import {
  // Symbol for accessing `_id`
} from '@oada/oadaify';

// Some data from an OADA API
const data = {
  _id: 'resources/123',
  _rev: 1,
  _type: 'application/foo+json',
  foo: 'bar',
  baz: 7,

// OADAify the data
const oadaified = oadaify(data);

// Makes loops etc only get non OADA keys
console.log(Object.entries(oadaified)); // [['foo', 'bar'], ['baz', 7]]

// The OADA keys are not gone
console.log(oadaified[_id]); // 'resources/123'

// JSON is still original OADA data
console.log(JSON.stringify(oadaified, null, 2));
  "_id": "resources/123",
  "_rev": 1,
  "_type": "application/foo+json",
  "foo": "bar",
  "baz": 7,