TypeScript: compare two enums by string

I have 2 enums:

enum Insurer {
  PREMERA = 'premera_blue_cross',
  UHC = 'united_health_care'
}

enum ProductSource {
  PremeraBlueCross = 'premera_blue_cross',
  UnitedHealthCare = 'united_health_care'
}

I try check if array of Insurer includes ProductSource:

const insurerArr: Insurer[] = [Insurer.PREMERA, Insurer.UHC]
insurerArr.includes(ProductSource.PremeraBlueCross)

But got an error from the TS compiler:

Argument of type 'ProductSource' is not assignable to parameter of type 'Insurer'.

There is a way to compare without do a casting to string and then to the other enum?

>Solution :

You may want to consider to switch to type instead of enum:

type Insurer = 'premera_blue_cross' | 'united_health_care';
type ProductSource = 'premera_blue_cross' | 'united_health_care';
const insurerArr: Insurer[] = ['premera_blue_cross', 'united_health_care'];
insurerArr.includes('premera_blue_cross');

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