user441521 user441521 - 4 months ago 26
jQuery Question

javascript filter array of objects

I have an array of objects and I'm wondering the best way to search it. Given the below example how can I search for

name = "Joe"
and
age < 30
? Is there anything jQuery can help with or do I have to brute force this search myself?

var names = new Array();

var object = { name : "Joe", age:20, email: "joe@hotmail.com"};
names.push(object);

object = { name : "Mike", age:50, email: "mike@hotmail.com"};
names.push(object);

object = { name : "Joe", age:45, email: "mike@hotmail.com"};
names.push(object);

Answer

You may use jQuery.grep():

var found_names = $.grep(names, function(v) {
    return v.name === "Joe" && v.age < 30;
});

DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/ejPV4/