2016-07-20 23:16

Javascript / Jquery - 如何根据变量设置变量名称

This has been asked a bunch of times before but I'm not grasping it.

In the following..

var variableName = "hello";

How do I make the variable name 'variableName' based on another variable?

PHP Example

$a = 'hello';
$$a = 'hi'; // same as $hello..
echo $hello; // and $hello outputs 'hi'

I specifically need this variable variable to be used for localstorage so it may be syntax that I'm having a problem with.

What I'm Using It For (you can probbaly skip to This Seems To Work)

I want to generate a unique variable name for storing information in local storage. Variable name will be based on the post id of the wordpress post/page which I retrieve with php.

For example we will say the post id is 3333

I add the letters id to the beginning of each post id

So now I have id3333

var postIdNumber = 'id3333';

Then I get 3 other pieces of information that I want to store into local storage about this post (for simplicity I have shown an example output, not the code to get it)

var postURL = 'website.comm/a-wp-post/';
var postTitle = 'A Wordpress Post';
var postThumb = 'website.comm/images/thumb3333.jpg';

Now I want to store this information into local storage

var lsTest = { 'lsURL': postURL, 'lsTitle': postTitle, 'lsThumb': postThumb };
localStorage.setItem('lsTest', JSON.stringify(lsTest));

That works fine. Except that I want to be able to store multiple posts into local storage to retrieve later from a 'my favourite posts' page.

So I need a dynamic variable name.

  • For post ID 3333 I need the variable currently named lsTest to be named id3333
  • For post ID 4444 I need the variable currently named lsTest to be named id4444

This seems to work (Though I dont fully comprehend it) solution modified from

var variableVariable = {}
variableVariable.postNumber = 'id3333';
var vv = 'postNumber';
jQuery('.test-div').text(variableVariable[vv]); // outputs id3333

While this does not..

var variableVariable = {} // also, should this have a ';' ?
variableVariable.postNumber = 'id3333';
var vv = 'postNumber';
var variableVariable[vv] = { 'lsURL': postURL, 'lsTitle': postTitle, 'lsThumb': postThumb };
localStorage.setItem('variableVariable[vv]', JSON.stringify(variableVariable[vv]));

In PHP I could maybe do something like this.. (for examples sake i'm mixing php variables into JS)

$uv = 'id3333';
$$uv = { 'lsURL': postURL, 'lsTitle': postTitle, 'lsThumb': postThumb };
localStorage.setItem('$$uv', JSON.stringify($$uv));
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  • du90093662774150 du90093662774150 5年前

    Variable variables are not a good idea even in PHP. Just make an array or a hash (which is an object, but it's used as a hash or map, where you can add and delete properties or entries as you please).

    var posts = {};
    var someId = 3333; //or '3333' if it isn't a number
    posts[someId] = {
      URL: postURL,
      title: postTitle,
      thumb: postThumb
    localStorage.setItem('post' + someId, JSON.stringify(posts[someId]));

    A property named "foo" on an object named "bar" can be accessed like so: = 'baz';

    or like so:

    bar['foo'] = 'baz';

    Which is the same as:

    var name = 'foo';
    bar[name] = 'baz';

    Finally, the global object in JavaScript (which in the browser is window) "holds" the global variables.

    var myGlobal = 10;
    console.log(window.myGlobal); // logs 10
    var globalName = 'foo';
    window[globalName] = 'baz';
    console.log(foo); //logs 'baz'

    Using global variables in general is discouraged. Using them to store posts where the name of the var is the id is highly unorthodox and many JS developers would consider it simply wrong.

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  • douwu7563 douwu7563 5年前

    You just need to create an object of objects, keyed off of the unique post id. But then you need to stringify the object before storing it, and parse it when retrieving it.

            function saveObject(key, object) {
                object = JSON.stringify(object);
                window.localStorage.setItem(key, object);
            function getSavedObject(key) {
                var saved = window.localStorage.getItem(key);
                if (saved) {
                    return JSON.parse(saved);
                } else {
                    return null;

    your object:

    var lsTest = {
        id3333: {
            postUrl: postUrl1,
            postTitle: postTitle1,
            postThumb: postThumb1,
        id4444: {
            postUrl: postUrl2,
            postTitle: postTitle2,
            postThumb: postThumb2,

    store it:

    saveObject('myUniqueSiteName', lsTest);

    retrieve it:

    var lsTest = getSavedObject('myUniqueSiteName');

    adding a new post:

    var lsTest = getSavedObject('myUniqueSiteName');
    var postId = 'id555';
    lsTest[postId] = {
        postUrl: postUrl3,
        postTitle: postTitle3,
        postThumb: postThumb3,
    saveObject('myUniqueSiteName', lsTest);
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