[Fixed] sum in list of observale in angular


This is my code

//Service method

 private cartObs$: BehaviorSubject<CartItem[]> = new BehaviorSubject(null);

   getCartItems(): Observable<CartItem[]> {
        return this.cartObs$.asObservable();

//method in component

sum$: Observable<number>;

this.sum$ = this.cartService
          .pipe(map((cart) =>
           cart.reduce((total, item) => total + item.qty, 0)));

i need to calculate sum of qty in rxjs. am getting error if obeservable is empty
how to calculate sum in rxjs with empty list

I am following similar to this arrayof obervable sum

Thanks in advance


ERROR TypeError: Cannot read property 'reduce' of null
    at MapSubscriber.eval [as project] (https://cddm0ddd.ddd.app/src/app/components/header/header.component.ts:17:50)

    at MapSubscriber._next (https://cugm0.csb.app/node_modules/rxjs/_esm5/internal/operators/map.js:47:29)

    at MapSubscriber.Subscriber.next (https://cugm0.csb.app/node_modules/rxjs/_esm5/internal/Subscriber.js:73:12)

    at BehaviorSubject._subscribe (https://cugm0.csb.app/node_modules/rxjs/_esm5/internal/BehaviorSubject.js:34:18)

    at BehaviorSubje


I would assume that your this.cartObs$ is of type BehaviorSubject and by default it require to set default value. So I think you are setting default value to null instead of an empty array or you are emmiting null to your subject.

So I see two options here:

Set to empty array private cartObs$: BehaviorSubject<CartItem[]> = new BehaviorSubject([]);

Second fix reducer so it can handle null values ( I think this is safest way since then you dont care if someone will push null into your subject)

this.sum$ = this.cartService
          .pipe(map((cart) => cart ? 
           cart.reduce((total, item) => total + item.qty, 0)) : 0);

cart ? cart.reduce((total, item) => total + item.qty, 0)) : 0 this means if cart is not null run reduce of its null return 0

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