How to Delete a key from an Object in JavaScript?

To delete a key from an object in JavaScript, you can use the delete operator.

There are the following two ways you can delete a key from an object using the delete operator:

delete object['keyname']


delete object.keyname

For example, let’s say we have a person object which contains three keys, name, age, and gender of the person. And we want to remove the name key from this person object.

let person = {
    name: 'John',
    age: 24,
    gender: 'Male'

delete person['name'];
// Remove the 'name' key from person object

// OR

// Also removes the 'name' key from person object

What if the key doesn’t exist?

If the key to be removed doesn’t exist, the delete operator does nothing. That is, the object remains as it is and no error is thrown by the JavaScript compiler.


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