How to navigate nested json object with d3.js?

by ryan.murray , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to navigate nested json object with d3.js?

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by darrion.kuhn , a month ago

@ryan.murray 

To navigate a nested JSON object with d3.js, you can use the following steps:

  1. Load the JSON data using the d3.json() function:
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d3.json("data.json", function(data) {
  // code to navigate nested JSON object goes here
});


  1. Access the nested data using dot notation or array notation:
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// Access nested data using dot notation
var nestedData = data.property1.property2;

// Access nested data using array notation
var nestedData = data['property1']['property2'];


  1. Use d3.nest() function to group and nest the data based on specific keys:
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var nestedData = d3.nest()
  .key(function(d) { return d.key1; })
  .key(function(d) { return d.key2; })
  .entries(data);


  1. Iterate through the nested data using forEach() or map() function:
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nestedData.forEach(function(d) {
  console.log(d.key1);
  d.values.forEach(function(d2) {
    console.log(d2.key2);
  });
});


By following these steps, you can easily navigate nested JSON objects with d3.js and extract the necessary data for visualization or analysis.