Passing in dynamic key:value pairs to an object literal? [duplicate]

I am using this slice of code (shown below) in an attempt to populate the object literal named Parameters inside the for loop. I need the key:value pair to be assigned in conjunction with the loops iterating i variable, as such: {key_1:chunks[1],key_2:chunks[2]}. However, my code isn't working. The 'key_'+i is not being reflected in the literal.

There's something I am missing here, obviously. Can someone tell me what it is?...Thanks.

var Parameters=[];
var len = chunks.length;
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
    var key='key_'+i
    obj= { key : chunks[i]};



EDIT: Use var obj = {}; obj[key] = chunks[i];

Because ECMAScript treats the key in this {key:1} as literal.


ES2015 (via Babel) Supports dynamic keys:

const Parameters=[];
const len = chunks.length;
for (let i = 0; i < len; i++) {
    const key = `key_${i}`;
    obj = { [key] : chunks[i]};

(note the brackets around the key)

Or better yet:

const Parameters =, i) => ({ [`key_${i}`]: c }));

same can be used for lookup: obj[key] . Do remmeber obj.key will look for key in object

var obj = {

var key = 'test'
obj.test = obj[key] = 1

Here obj.key will not work


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