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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects Using `for in` to Loop Through an Object's Properties

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
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Console output doesn't show array values, just array object

var person = {
  name : 'Sarah',
  country : 'US',
  age : 35,
  treehouseStudent : true,
  skills : ['JavaScript', 'HTML', 'CSS']

for (property in person) {
  console.log(property, '= ', person[property]);

Chrome console output is slightly different with this than the video. Rather than showing me the array and its contents, I just have an Array object sitting on the line, and the ability to expand it to see the contents.

Is that a change in the console, or a setting I mucked about with?

image of console

2 Answers

Yeah, it might have something to do with Windows vs. Mac.

Anyways, another thing you can do to output JSON is pass it using "JSON.stringify()".

for (property in person) {
  console.log(property, '= ', JSON.stringify(person[property]));

It's just how the Chrome console displays arrays. In the video, Dave shows how you can use the join method of arrays if you wanted to include the values in the array in a string.

It's actually very useful to be able to access the array in the console like that because you can see all the values, the length property, and even expand the prototype to see the array methods you can use.