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JavaScript isNaN() Function

Function Reference JavaScript Global Functions

Example

Check whether a number is an illegal number:

var a = isNaN(123) + "<br>";
var b = isNaN(-1.23) + "<br>";
var c = isNaN(5-2) + "<br>";
var d = isNaN(0) + "<br>";
var e = isNaN("Hello") + "<br>";
var f = isNaN("2005/12/12") + "<br>";

var res = a + b + c + d + e + f;

The result of res will be:

false
false
false
false
true
true

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Definition and Usage

The isNaN() function determines whether a value is an illegal number (Not-a-Number).

This function returns true if the value is NaN, and false if not.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The isNaN() function is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

isNaN(value)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
value Required. The value to be tested

Return Value

Type Description
Boolean Returns "true" if the value is NaN, otherwise it returns false

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


Function Reference JavaScript Global Functions

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