Brownman Revival Brownman Revival - 5 months ago 12
Javascript Question

remove first element from array and return the the array minus the first element



var myarray = ["item 1", "item 2", "item 3", "item 4"];

//removes the first element of the array, and returns that element.
alert(myarray.shift());
//alerts "item 1"

//removes the last element of the array, and returns that element.
alert(myarray.pop());
//alerts "item 4"






  1. How to remove the first array but return the array minus the first element

  2. In my example i should get
    "item 2", "item 3", "item 4"
    when i remove the first element


Answer

This should remove the first element, and then you can return the remaining:

var myarray = ["item 1", "item 2", "item 3", "item 4"];
    
myarray.shift();
alert(myarray);

As others have suggested, you could also use slice(1);

var myarray = ["item 1", "item 2", "item 3", "item 4"];
  
alert(myarray.slice(1));