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How to remove multiple elements from array in JavaScript ?
  • Last Updated : 10 Oct, 2019

Given an array containing array elements and the task is to remove multiple elements from the array using JavaScript. The indexes of elements are given which need to be removed from the JavaScript array.

Approach 1:

  • Store the index of array elements into another array which need to be removed.
  • Start a loop and run it to the number of elements in the array.
  • Use splice() method to remove the element at a particular index.

Example 1: This example uses splice() method to remove multiple elements from array.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        How to remove multiple elements
        from array in JavaScript ?
    </title>
</head
  
<body style = "text-align:center;"
  
    <h1 style = "color:green;"
        GeeksForGeeks 
    </h1>
      
    <p id = "GFG_UP" style
        "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
      
    <button onclick = "GFG_Fun()">
        Click Here
    </button>
      
    <p id = "GFG_DOWN" style =
        "color:green; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
      
    <script>
        var up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP'); 
        var down = document.getElementById('GFG_DOWN'); 
        var arr = ['Geeks', 'GFG', 'Geek', 'GeeksForGeeks'];
          
        up.innerHTML = "Click on the button to remove "
            + "multiple elements.<br>Array = [" + arr + "]"; 
          
        function GFG_Fun() { 
            remove = [0, 2];
              
            for (var i = remove.length -1; i >= 0; i--)
                arr.splice(remove[i], 1);
              
            down.innerHTML = arr;
        
    </script
</body
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Approach 2:



  • Store the index of array elements into another array which need to be removed.
  • Use filter() method on the array of elements.
  • Use indexOf() method to select only those elements which are not present in the indexes array.

Example 2: This example uses filter() method and indexOf() method to remove multiple elements from array.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        How to remove multiple elements
        from array in JavaScript ?
    </title>
</head
  
<body style = "text-align:center;"
  
    <h1 style = "color:green;"
        GeeksForGeeks 
    </h1>
      
    <p id = "GFG_UP" style
        "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
      
    <button onclick = "GFG_Fun()">
        Click Here
    </button>
      
    <p id = "GFG_DOWN" style =
        "color:green; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
      
    <script>
        var up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP'); 
        var down = document.getElementById('GFG_DOWN'); 
        var arr = ['Geeks', 'GFG', 'Geek', 'GeeksForGeeks'];
          
        up.innerHTML = "Click on the button to remove multiple"
                + " elements.<br>Array = [" + arr + "]"; 
          
        function GFG_Fun() {
            var indexes = [0, 1];
              
            arr = arr.filter(function(value, index) {
                return indexes.indexOf(index) == -1;
            })
              
            down.innerHTML = arr;
        
    </script
</body
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

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