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signature: from(ish: ObservableInput, mapFn: function, thisArg: any, scheduler: Scheduler): Observable

Turn an array, promise, or iterable into an observable.


:bulb: For arrays and iterables, all contained values will be emitted as a sequence!

:bulb: This operator can also be used to emit a string as a sequence of characters!


Examples

Example 1: Observable from array

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//emit array as a sequence of values
const arraySource = Rx.Observable.from([1,2,3,4,5]);
//output: 1,2,3,4,5
const subscribe = arraySource.subscribe(val => console.log(val));
Example 2: Observable from promise

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//emit result of promise
const promiseSource = Rx.Observable.from(new Promise(resolve => resolve('Hello World!')));
//output: 'Hello World'
const subscribe = promiseSource.subscribe(val => console.log(val));
Example 3: Observable from collection

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//works on js collections
const map = new Map();
map.set(1, 'Hi');
map.set(2, 'Bye');

const mapSource = Rx.Observable.from(map);
//output: [1, 'Hi'], [2, 'Bye']
const subscribe = mapSource.subscribe(val => console.log(val));
Example 4: Observable from string

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//emit string as a sequence
const source = Rx.Observable.from('Hello World');
//output: 'H','e','l','l','o',' ','W','o','r','l','d'
const subscribe = source.subscribe(val => console.log(val));

Additional Resources


:file_folder: Source Code: https://github.com/ReactiveX/rxjs/blob/master/src/observable/FromObservable.ts

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