Javascript Array isArray()

In this tutorial, you will learn about the JavaScript Array isArray() method with the help of examples.

The isArray() method checks whether the passed argument is an array or not.


let numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4];

// checking whether numbers is an array or not console.log(Array.isArray(numbers));
let text = "JavaScript";
// checking whether text is an array or not console.log(Array.isArray(text));
// Output: // true // false

isArray() Syntax

The syntax of the isArray() method is:


The isArray() method, being a static method, is called using the Array class name.

isArray() Parameters

The isArray() method takes a single parameter:

  • value - The value to be checked.

isArray() Return Value

The isArray() method returns:

  • true if the passed value is Array
  • false if the passed value is not Array

Note: This method always returns false for TypedArray instances.

Example 1: Using isArray() Method

let fruits = ["Apple", "Grapes", "Banana"];

// checking whether fruits is an array or not console.log(Array.isArray(fruits));
let text = "Apple";
// checking whether text is an array or not console.log(Array.isArray(text));



In the above example, we have used the isArray() method to find out whether fruits and text are arrays or not.

(Array.isArray(fruits)) returns true since fruits is an array object and (Array.isArray(text)) returns false since text is not an array (it's a string).

Example 2: isArray() to Check Other Data Types

// passing an empty array [] console.log(Array.isArray([])); // true
// we have created an array with element 7 and // passed that value to isArray() console.log(Array.isArray(new Array(7))); // true
// passing a boolean value console.log(Array.isArray(true)); // false // passing undefined console.log(Array.isArray(undefined)); // false // not passing any argument in isArray() console.log(Array.isArray()); // false



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