Zip Arrays Together

This DataWeave example restructures bills of materials for Ikea-style furniture. The input contains the measurements and amounts of screws in two separate arrays that run in parallel, the transformation reorders them so that the "screws" array is made up of tuples, each with a measurement and its corresponding amount. The same is applied to wooden boards: the input contains two arrays with the x and the y measurements of each; the transformation rearranges them into a series of tuples, one for each board. Before you begin, note that 2.x versions of DataWeave are used by Mule 4 apps. For DataWeave in Mule 3 apps, refer to DataWeave version 1.2 examples. For other DataWeave versions, you can use the version selector in the DataWeave table of contents.

It uses these DataWeave functions:

  • map to go through the elements in the main array.

  • zip to rearrange pairs of long arrays, so that they’re grouped by index into multiple two-element arrays.

DataWeave Script:
%dw 2.0
output application/json
---
payload map (item, index) ->
{
    name: item.name,
    id: item.itemID,
    screws: zip(item.screws.size, item.screws.quantity),
    measurements: zip(item.measurements.x,item.measurements.y )
}
Input JSON Payload:
[
   {
    "name":"wooden-chair",
    "itemID": "23665",
    "screws":{
      "size":[4,6,10],
      "quantity":[15,8,28]
    },
    "measurements":
    {"x":[25,46, 46, 16,150,5, 100, 100, 8],
    "y":[15,4, 4, 80,3, 4, 4, 15]
    }
  },
   {
    "name":"cofee-table",
    "itemID": "14398",
    "screws":{
      "size":[3,8,10],
      "quantity":[8,12,20]
    },
    "measurements":
    {"x":[55, 48, 48, 48, 48, 30, 30, 30, 30],
    "y":[55, 40, 40, 40, 50, 4, 4, 4, 4]
    }
  }
]
Output JSON:
[
  {
    "name": "wooden-chair",
    "id": "23665",
    "screws": [
      [
        4,
        15
      ],
      [
        6,
        8
      ],
      [
        10,
        28
      ]
    ],
    "measurements": [
      [
        25,
        15
      ],
      [
        46,
        4
      ],
      [
        46,
        4
      ],
      [
        16,
        80
      ],
      [
        150,
        3
      ],
      [
        5,
        4
      ],
      [
        100,
        4
      ],
      [
        100,
        15
      ]
    ]
  },
  {
    "name": "cofee-table",
    "id": "14398",
    "screws": [
      [
        3,
        8
      ],
      [
        8,
        12
      ],
      [
        10,
        20
      ]
    ],
    "measurements": [
      [
        55,
        55
      ],
      [
        48,
        40
      ],
      [
        48,
        40
      ],
      [
        48,
        40
      ],
      [
        48,
        50
      ],
      [
        30,
        4
      ],
      [
        30,
        4
      ],
      [
        30,
        4
      ],
      [
        30,
        4
      ]
    ]
  }
]

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