Daniela costina Vaduva Daniela costina Vaduva - 2 months ago 6
Javascript Question

Sum values from an Array in JavaScript

I have defined a JavaScript variables called

myData
which is a
new Array
like this:

var myData = new Array(['2013-01-22', 0], ['2013-01-29', 0], ['2013-02-05', 0],
['2013-02-12', 0], ['2013-02-19', 0], ['2013-02-26', 0],
['2013-03-05', 0], ['2013-03-12', 0], ['2013-03-19', 0],
['2013-03-26', 0], ['2013-04-02', 21], ['2013-04-09', 2]);


I am wondering if it is possible to sum the number values found in the array (ex. 0+0+21+2+0 and so on) and have probably a variable with the result that I can use outside of the script tag because I have 7 of this kind of arrays corresponding for each of the day in the week. I want to make a comparison afterwards based on that. That is the most preferred method for this kind of actions if is possible?

Answer

Try the following

var myData = [['2013-01-22', 0], ['2013-01-29', 1], ['2013-02-05', 21]];

var myTotal = 0;  // Variable to hold your total

for(var i = 0, len = myData.length; i < len; i++) {
    myTotal += myData[i][1];  // Iterate over your first array and then grab the second element add the values up
}

document.write(myTotal); // 22 in this instance