[SOLVED] Return array and function that returns another array together JS

Issue

I’m currently trying to return an array with some values and a function that returns another array as well. How do I do it that my returns is basically 2 arrays instead of 1 array and 1 function

Example

const array1 = [a, b, c]

const function = () => {
  if(something) {
    somevalues.map(e => {
      return ( 
        <div>{e}<div>
     )
   })
  } else {
    othervalues.map(f => {
      return ( 
        <div>{f}<div>
     )
   })
  }
} 

return [...array1, function] ??

function in the example obviously returns function instead of its own return, how do I fix that?

Solution

You need to

  • actually return something from your function. If you don’t return the return values of somevalues.map(...) and othervalues.map(...) then your function will return undefined.
  • call the function to get its return value
  • spread the return value into the result array, just like you do with the static array.

Example:

const array1 = [a, b, c]

const outerFunction = () => {

  const innerFunction = () => {
    if(something) {
      return somevalues.map(e => (<div>{e}<div>));
//    ^^^^^^
    } else {
      return othervalues.map(f => (<div>{f}<div>));
//    ^^^^^^
    }
  } 

  return [...array1, ...innerFunction()];
//                   ^^^             ^^
}

Answered By – Felix Kling

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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