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Get specific item from object in javascript without knowing the name of the object inside my object?

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I would like to get the value of "name" from the example json object below without knowing the name of the object (123) because this could be anything and I dont know before.

{
  "123": {
    "email": "kato@firebase.com",
    "name": "Kato"
  }
}

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I know it dont work like this but I look for something like
console.log(object[0].name);

to make it more clear.
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Question by:Oliver2000
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by:Kim Walker
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Is there always only one child object in the JSON object? If so, you could use
object = {
  "123": {
    "email": "kato@firebase.com",
    "name": "Kato"
  }
};
for (var i in object) {
  console.log(object[i].name);
}

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Julian Hansen earned 1000 total points
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To get the first (or Nth if you desire) object from an object you can use Object.keys()

In your case for the first object use index 0
var data = {
  "123": {
    "email": "kato@firebase.com",
    "name": "Kato"
  }
};
console.log(data[Object.keys(data)[0]].name);

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by:Oliver2000
ID: 41781553
Thank you guys, this was exactly what I needed.
Both solutions work fine for me but the second solution is best for me since I have some cases with more than   1 result.
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