How to extract data out of a Promise

NO you can’t get the data synchronously out of a promise like you suggest in your example. The data must be used within a callback function. Alternatively in functional programming style the promise data could be map()ed over.

If your are OK using async/await (you should it’s awesome) then you can write code that looks synchronous yet retain the asynchronicity of a promise (see @loganfsmyth comments).

const { foo, bar }  = await iAmAPromise.then(result =>;

Overall since you are already using ES6 I assume you are also using a transpiler. In which case you should definitely give async/await a try.
Just be sure to weight in the decision that as today they are not yet a ratified specification.

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