Golang : How to get struct field and value by name

In Go, there are times when we need to find out the value of a field in a given structure base on the name of the field. This tutorial will show how to use the reflect package to find out the associated value from the field name.

 package main

 import (

 type Employee struct {
 Name string
 Age  int
 Job  string

 func getFieldString(e *Employee, field string) string {
 r := reflect.ValueOf(e)
 f := reflect.Indirect(r).FieldByName(field)
 return f.String()

 func getFieldInteger(e *Employee, field string) int {
 r := reflect.ValueOf(e)
 f := reflect.Indirect(r).FieldByName(field)
 return int(f.Int())

 func main() {
 e := Employee{"Adam", 36, "CEO"}
 fmt.Println(getFieldString(&e, "Name"))

 fmt.Println(getFieldInteger(&e, "Age"))

 fmt.Println(getFieldString(&e, "Job"))


Output :




Recommended reading on how to use reflect :


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By Adam Ng

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