Friday 22 March 2024

Use of map function? in MuleSoft 188

 Use of map function? in MuleSoft

The map function in MuleSoft 4's DataWeave is a versatile tool for transforming arrays by iterating over each element and applying a specific logic to create a new array. Here's a detailed explanation of its usage:


array reduce ( (item: T, accumulator: T = initialValue) -> T): T | Null


  • array: This represents the input array you want to iterate through. It can contain elements of any data type.

  • (item: T, accumulator: T = initialValue) -> T: This is the lambda expression that defines the logic for each iteration.

  • item: This refers to the current element within the array during each iteration.

  • accumulator: This acts as a variable that stores an intermediate result (optional). It's useful in scenarios where you want to build a new data structure based on processing each element. By default, it's initialized with the first element of the array unless an initial value is provided. You can modify the accumulator within the lambda expression to create the desired output.

  • The return type of the lambda expression (T) represents the data type of both the item and the modified accumulator (if used) at each step.

Common Use Cases:

  1. Transforming Elements:

%dw 2.0
output application/json

var numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4];

var doubled = numbers map $ -> $ * 2;


  "doubled": [2, 4, 6, 8]  // Output: Array with each element doubled

In this example, the map function iterates over the numbers array, multiplies each element by 2, and creates a new array (doubled) with the transformed values.

  1. Filtering Elements:

%dw 2.0
output application/json

var data = [
  { id: 1, name: "Alice" },
  { id: 2, name: "Bob" },
  { id: 3, name: "Charlie" }

var filteredNames = data map $ -> { name: $().name }; // Access nested property


  "filteredNames": [
    { "name": "Alice" },
    { "name": "Bob" },
    { "name": "Charlie" }
  ]  // Output: Array containing only the "name" property from each object

Here, the map function creates a new array containing only the "name" property from each object in the data array.

  1. Conditional Transformations:

%dw 2.0
output application/json

var data = [
  { id: 1, name: "Alice", age: 25 },
  { id: 2, name: "Bob", age: 30 },
  { id: 3, name: "Charlie", age: 18 }

var adultNames = data map $ -> if $.age >= 18 then $.name else null;


  "adultNames": [
  ]  // Output: Array containing names of adults (age >= 18)

This example demonstrates conditional logic within the map function. It iterates over the data array and creates a new array (adultNames) containing only the names of people with age 18 or above.

Key Points:

  • The map function is a powerful tool for manipulating arrays in DataWeave.

  • It allows you to transform, filter, and create new data structures based on the logic defined within the lambda expression.

  • Understanding the concept of the accumulator provides flexibility for building complex transformations.

By effectively utilizing the map function, you can achieve various data processing tasks within your MuleSoft 4 applications using DataWeave.

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