Soptareanu Alex Soptareanu Alex - 1 month ago 17
Javascript Question

Check if element is in array twice time

I need to know if an element is in array twice or many time.

var arr = [elm1,elm2,elm3,elm3,elm4,elm5,elm5,elm5,elm6,elm7] ;
if(elm is in array by many time ){
// do some code with this element
}else{
// other stuff ;;
}


Any suggestions ?

Answer

The countInArray function may be an option for you

function countInArray(array, what) {
    return array.filter(item => item == what).length;
}

Or something like this, this may be better for you to understand the code and adjust somethings where you want to! :

var list = [2, 1, 4, 2, 1, 1, 4, 5];  

function countInArray(array, what) {
    var count = 0;
    for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
        if (array[i] === what) {
            count++;
        }
    }
    return count;
}

countInArray(list, 2); // returns 2
countInArray(list, 1); // returns 3