Vue.js 3 – replace/update reactive object without losing reactivity

Though Boussadjra Brahim’s solution works its not the exact answer to the question.

In the sense that reactive data can not be reassigned with = but there is a way to reassign the reactive data. It is Object.assign.

Therefore this should work

        const formData = reactive({})
        onMounted(() => {
          fetchData().then((data) => {
            if (data) {
              Object.assign(formData, data) // equivalent to reassign 


This solution works when your reactive object is empty or always contains same keys.

However, if for example, formData has key x and data does not have key x then after Object.assign, formData will still have key x, so this is not strictly reassigning.

demo example; including watch

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