I have a javascript array of numbers and I add numbers elements in an array using the push() method. 

Is there any simple way to remove a specific item or ‚Äčelement from a javascript array?

I'm looking for the equivalent of something like removing the item from a javascript array.


I have to use core JavaScript. Please give me suggestions in only core javascript to remove items from a javascript array.

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Nov 17

1 Answers

3 Simple Ways to Remove Irem From A JavaScript Array.

JavaScript arrays allow you to group values and iterate over them. You can add and remove array elements/items in different ways. Unfortunately, there is a simple Javascript Array. remove method.

Instead of a delete method, the JavaScript array has a different variety of ways you can clean array values.

Method 1: 

Find the index of the javascript array element you want to remove using indexOf method, and then remove that index with a splice.

The splice() method adds and/or removes array elements and overwrites the original array. The second parameter splice is the number of items to remove.

const array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9];
const index = array.indexOf(5);
if (index > -1) {
  array.splice(index, 1);
console.log(array); // return [1, 2, 3, 4, 9]

Method 2:

For the reason of completeness, here are some simple core functions to remove items from a javascript array.

The first custom core function removes only a single occurrence (i.e. removing the first match of 5 from [2,5,9,1,5,8,5])

function removeOnce(arr, value) {
  var index = arr.indexOf(value);
  if (index > -1) {
    arr.splice(index, 1);
  return arr;
console.log(removeOnce([2,5,9,1,5,8,5], 5)); // return [2, 9, 1, 5, 8, 5]

the second custom core function removes all occurrences from javascript array:

function removeAll(arr, value) {
  var i = 0;
  while (i < arr.length) {
    if (arr[i] === value) {
      arr.splice(i, 1);
    } else {
  return arr;
console.log(removeAll([2,5,9,1,5,8,5], 5))  // return [2, 9, 1, 8]

Method 3:

In TypeScript, these functions can stay type-safe with a type parameter:

function removeItem<T>(arr: Array<T>, value: T): Array<T> { 
  const index = arr.indexOf(value);
  if (index > -1) {
    arr.splice(index, 1);
  return arr;

Removing Javascript Array items is important to managing your data. There is not a single 'remove' method available, but there are different methods and techniques you can use to purge unwanted array items.

answered Dec 20

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