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JavaScript JavaScript Array Iteration Methods Combining Array Methods Working with Objects in Arrays

Nnanna Okoli
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Nnanna Okoli
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Why does this method I used does not work, help me understand more please?

const newUsersArray = users.filter(user => user[0] === 'S');


const users = ["Sam", "Adam", "Smith", "John", "Peter"]; const newUsersArray = users.filter((user) => user[0] === "S"); console.log(newUsersArray);

this will work. make sure are filtering an array.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,627 Points

You forgot to show your array, but if you are using the one from the video, it contains objects and not simple strings. In that case, you would need to select the "name" property and then examine the first character:

const newUsersArray = users.filter(user => user.name[0] === 'S');