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JavaScript Array slice() Method

❮ JavaScript Array Reference

Example

Select elements from an array:

var fruits = ["Banana", "Orange", "Lemon", "Apple", "Mango"];
var citrus = fruits.slice(1, 3);
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Definition and Usage

The slice() method returns the selected elements in an array, as a new array object.

The slice() method selects the elements starting at the given start argument, and ends at, but does not include, the given end argument.

Note: The original array will not be changed.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the method.

Method
slice() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

array.slice(start, end)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
start Optional. An integer that specifies where to start the selection (The first element has an index of 0). Use negative numbers to select from the end of an array. If omitted, it acts like "0"
end Optional. An integer that specifies where to end the selection. If omitted, all elements from the start position and to the end of the array will be selected. Use negative numbers to select from the end of an array


Technical Details

Return Value: A new Array, containing the selected elements
JavaScript Version: ECMAScript 1

More Examples

Example

Select elements using negative values:

var fruits = ["Banana", "Orange", "Lemon", "Apple", "Mango"];
var myBest = fruits.slice(-3, -1);
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