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JavaScript Using SQL ORMs with Node.js Performing CRUD Operations Attributes, Operators and Ordering

15,783 Points

Why the bracket syntax in Op?

I don't understand the bracket syntax [Op.gte] below. Why not just Op.gte ? I know it doesn't work without the brackets, but not understanding why.

(async () => {
  await db.sequelize.sync({ force: true });

  try {

    // ... All model instances

    const movies = await Movie.findAll({
      attributes: ['id', 'title'],
      where: {
        releaseDate: {
          [Op.gte]: '2004-01-01' // greater than or equal to the date
    console.log( movies.map(movie => movie.toJSON()) );

  } catch(error) {

1 Answer

Shane Oliver
Shane Oliver
19,965 Points

A key in a JS object can only be a string. You can use computed property name syntax (square brackets) which allows you to put a JS expression that will be computed. In this case the value at object key Op.gte. You can use the square bracket notation to use template literals as well.