await inside map js

Understanding await Inside Map JS

If you are familiar with JavaScript, you may have come across the map() method which is used for iterating over an array and performing some operation on each item. But what happens when you need to perform an asynchronous operation inside the map() method? This is where await inside map() comes in handy.

await is used to pause the execution of a function until a Promise is resolved or rejected. When used inside the map() method, it allows for asynchronous operations to be performed on each item in the array, without blocking the entire function.


Let's say we have an array of numbers and we want to send each number to an API to get some data related to it. We can use await inside map() to make this happen:

async function getDataFromAPI() {
  const numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
  const data = await Promise.all( (number) => {
    const response = await fetch(`${number}`);
    const json = await response.json();
    return json;
  return data;

getDataFromAPI().then(data => console.log(data));

In the above example, we define an asynchronous function called getDataFromAPI(). Inside the function, we have an array of numbers and we use map() to iterate over each number. We then use fetch() to send a request to the API and wait for the response using await. After we get the response, we convert it to JSON format and return it.

We use Promise.all() to wait for all the promises to resolve before returning the data.

Using await inside map() makes it easy to perform asynchronous operations on each item in an array.

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