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endWith

signature: endWith(an: Values): Observable

Emit given value(s) on completion.


💡 If you want to start with a value instead, check out startWith!
💡 If you want to perform an action on completion, but do not want to emit a value, check out finalize!

Why use endWith?

The endWith operator is especially handy when you want to ensure that a specific value is emitted after the source observable completes. Think of it as the closing credits of a movie, signaling that the story has reached its conclusion. Real-world examples of endWith can be found in scenarios where you want to append a specific message or status update after a series of events, such as a file download that ends with a "Download Complete" notification or a countdown timer that finishes with a "Time's Up!" alert.
Keep in mind that endWith only emits the specified value when the source observable completes. This means that if your source observable does not complete, the value provided to endWith will not be emitted. To avoid surprises, make sure to check that your source observable is designed to complete at some point.
In cases where you want to prepend a value at the beginning of an observable sequence instead of appending it at the end, consider using the startWith operator.
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Examples

Example 1: Basic endWith example
// RxJS v6+
import { endWith } from 'rxjs/operators';
import { of } from 'rxjs';
const source$ = of('Hello', 'Friend', 'Goodbye');
source$
// emit on completion
.pipe(endWith('Friend'))
// 'Hello', 'Friend', 'Goodbye', 'Friend'
.subscribe(console.log(val));
Example 2: endWith multiple values
// RxJS v6+
import { endWith } from 'rxjs/operators';
import { of } from 'rxjs';
const source$ = of('Hello', 'Friend');
source$
// emit on completion
.pipe(endWith('Goodbye', 'Friend'))
// 'Hello', 'Friend', 'Goodbye', 'Friend'
.subscribe(console.log(val));
Example 3: Comparison to finalize
// RxJS v6+
import { endWith, finalize } from 'rxjs/operators';
import { of } from 'rxjs';
const source$ = of('Hello', 'Friend');
source$
// emit on completion
.pipe(
endWith('Goodbye', 'Friend'),
// this function is invoked when unsubscribe methods are called
finalize(() => console.log('Finally'))
)
// 'Hello', 'Friend', 'Goodbye', 'Friend'
.subscribe(val => console.log(val));
// 'Finally'

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