JavaScript Demo: Array.indexOf()

var beasts = [‘ant’, ‘bison’, ‘camel’, ‘duck’, ‘bison’];

console.log(beasts.indexOf(‘bison’));
// expected output: 1

// start from index 2
console.log(beasts.indexOf(‘bison’, 2));
// expected output: 4

console.log(beasts.indexOf(‘giraffe’));
// expected output: -1

 

Finding all the occurrences of an elementSection

var indices = [];
var array = ['a', 'b', 'a', 'c', 'a', 'd'];
var element = 'a';
var idx = array.indexOf(element);
while (idx != -1) {
  indices.push(idx);
  idx = array.indexOf(element, idx + 1);
}
console.log(indices);
// [0, 2, 4]