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How to show only unique values from a json file into combo box .. if there are multiple records containing the same name

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How to show only unique values from a json file into combo box .. if there are multiple records containing the same name..

In my example: I have created a combo box shows list of countries binded from json file..

Suppose the country name gets repeated in more than 1 record. How to not add repeated (same) name twice on combo box ?

below you can find the code i have used:


var page1 = new sap.m.Page("p1",{});

var oModel = new sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel({});


  var page1 = new sap.m.Page("p1",{title:"Main Page"});

  var label1 = new sap.ui.commons.Label("l1",{text:"Country});

  var cBox1 = new sap.ui.commons.ComboBox("cb1",{




  var listitem1 = new sap.ui.core.ListItem().bindProperty("text","Country");





json file


  "selection": "",

   "data": [



                  "Type": "[All]",




                  "Country": "USA",





Suppose if i include another record in json file



   "Type": "[All]",


USA should not been shown on combo box.. because it is alrready present.

Please help me regarding this as i'm new to UI 5.. Thanks in advance..

Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

Hi Abhi,

Here is the solution for your issue JS Bin Lin.

As others suggested there is no option yet available in UI5 but we can filter unique values using JavaScript.

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It worked just perfect !!!

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var country = sap.ui.getCore().getModel().getProperty("/data");

  for(var i=0; i<country.length; i++) {

   if(a.indexOf(country[i].Country) === -1) {




why in "if" condition.. it is equal to -1.. what it means

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-1 means it is not in the array

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It will search array a for the value country[i].Country. If it's not found then it will return -1. If the value is not already present in the array then only we will push that value to array. So that we can get unique values in array.

Hope you understood..

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Yeah I understood it.. thanks for the explanation

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Got a bit confused vivek.. what the array b[] does and can you explain the part after array b[] loop?

it would be helpful

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b holds the array of object. That object will have the unique country names. Use console.log(b) to get more information.

Answers (3)

Answers (3)

Former Member
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Thank you guys for the help.. Day by day im gaining more knowledge about binding in particular and ui5 in general as im a newbiew

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HI Abhi,

I think we cannot directly remove duplicate json data from the model, here what i have done is :

1. Took JSON data from the model.

2. applied logic to separate the duplicate data.

3. Set the unique array of data in JSON form into the model as a new property.

4. Bind the comboBox with the new unique data from the Model.

Please find the below code for your problem. paste the data in the script tag and debug step by step to understand how the duplicate data can be removed

// create some dummy JSON data

var data = {

    names: [

  { firstName: "Peter",country: "INDIA" },

  { firstName: "Petra",country: "USA"   },

  { firstName: "Thomas",country: "JAPAN"},

  { firstName: "John", country: "INDIA" },

  { firstName: "Maria", country: "INDIA" }



// create a Model with this data

var model = new sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel();



//-----logic to seperate the duplicate data and set to the model

var d = sap.ui.getCore().getModel().getProperty("/names");

var mainArray = [];

var uniqueArray = [];

$.each(d, function(i, element) {



$.each(mainArray, function(i, element) {

    if ($.inArray(element, uniqueArray) === -1) {




var objArray = [];

for (var i = 0; i < uniqueArray.length; i++) {

    var obj = {}; = uniqueArray[i];



sap.ui.getCore().getModel().setProperty("/uniqueCountries", objArray);


//---combo Box---------

var oTemplate = new sap.ui.core.ListItem({

    text: "{country}"


var oComboBox = new sap.ui.commons.ComboBox();

oComboBox.bindAggregation("items", "/uniqueCountries", oTemplate)


Hope this may Help you


Mallesh Patil

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usually not ui5 work

you put the key in a array

var keyArray=[];

var validRecord=[];

//do a loop for the unprocessed the data

if(keyArray.indexof(keyof your cord)==-1){

//put this record as valid one




use this array validRecord as your jsonmodel