Object is not extensible error when creating new attribute for array of objects

I have a function that needs to extend a javascript array, including a new attribute called selected:

export const initSelect = (data) => {

    let newData = data.concat();
    newData.map((item) => {
        item.selected = false;

    return newData;

data is a ReactJS state value (comes from this.state.data when calling the function), but this didn't seem to be a problem as newData is a new copy of data array...

I'm getting the following error:

TypeError: Cannot add property selected, object is not extensible



You probably need to copy the objects:

export const initSelect = (data) => {
 return data.map((item) => ({
     selected: false       

You can not extend item with selected property, and your array is just a shallow copy.

If you want to be able to extend, you will have to do a deep copy of your array. It may be enough with:

let newData = data.map((item) => 
    Object.assign({}, item, {selected:false})

const newObj = Object.assign({selected: false}, data);

data = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(data)));


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