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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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deparam function in JavaScript - opposite of $.param

A little bit cleaner on JSFiddle - http://jsfiddle.net/drzaus/8EE8k/

Often in Javascript you want to parameterize a map (hash|dictionary|whatever) to create a URL string, and jQuery has the utility function $.param to help you do so:

var urlQueryString = $.param({
   action: "create",
   what: "ProductEntry",
   color: "green",
   size: "medium"
});

yields

action=create&what=ProductEntry&color=green&size=medium

But what happens when you want the reverse? jQuery doesn't have a "deparam" function. I bet other utility libraries do, and are probably more robust, but it's fun to write your own.

deparam = function (querystring) {
  // remove any preceding url and split
  querystring = querystring.substring(querystring.indexOf('?')+1).split('&');
  var params = {}, pair, d = decodeURIComponent, i;
  // march and parse
  for (i = querystring.length; i > 0;) {
    pair = querystring[--i].split('=');
    params[d(pair[0])] = d(pair[1]);
  }

  return params;
};//--  fn  deparam
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