Any Type in TypeScript

Last updated on 13 Jan, 2023

Any type is the most flexible type you can assign in TypeScript. This type does not tell TypeScript anything about any type. A variable that is declared using Any type can store any value.

let a: any;

Now a can contain any values. Because of that TypeScript will not throw any error in the below 3 lines of code.

let a: any;
a = 10;
a = "Apple";

any takes away all advantages TypeScript gives you. Therefore, it is not advised to use any data type.

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Joby Joseph
Web Architect