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debounceTime

signature: debounceTime(dueTime: number, scheduler: Scheduler): Observable

Discard emitted values that take less than the specified time between output

πŸ’‘ This operator is popular in scenarios such as type-ahead where the rate of user input must be controlled!
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Examples

Example 1: Debouncing based on time between input
// RxJS v6+
import { fromEvent } from 'rxjs';
import { debounceTime, map } from 'rxjs/operators';
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// elem ref
const searchBox = document.getElementById('search');
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// streams
const keyup$ = fromEvent(searchBox, 'keyup');
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// wait .5s between keyups to emit current value
keyup$
.pipe(
map((i: any) => i.currentTarget.value),
debounceTime(500)
)
.subscribe(console.log);

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