Searching in an Array in JavaScript

Published on June 4, 2016 by abundantcode

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If you want to search an array for a value in JavaScript and retrieve the index of the found array element , you can use the Array’s indexOf method.

How to search for an element in an array in JavaScript ?

When using the indexOf method , if the value is found, it returns the index representing the array element. If the value is not found, then the value –1 is returned.

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the search of an element in a array using indexOf method.

<script type="text/javascript">
    var players = new Array('Sachin Tendulkar', 'Virat Kohli', 'Dhoni');
    console.log(players.indexOf('Dhoni'));
</script>

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