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It is a short tutorial on multiple ways to get the first element from an array.

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Let’s declare an array.

let array=[12,1,8,9];

Array index always starts with index=0 and array.length returns the length of an array. that means array[0] returns first element, array[array.length-1] returns last element of an array.

Array.length property returns length of an array.

Following are Multiple ways to retrieve the first element of an array in JavaScript. For the given input array above, Output is the first element from an array is 9.

How to convert UUID to String in vanilla javascript?

var uuidData = Uuid.fromString('8336b1c6-59e7-4ac7-a0f6-0a80a38ef6a6');
var uuidString = uuidData.toString();

It works on all browsers in and simple way.

find a method to get the first element of an array with es6 lambda expressions

Array.find method returns the first single element for the given function,

Here lambda functions in es6 are for the call-back function.

let firstElemet=array.find(element => element);
console.log(firstElemet) // 12 is returned

How can you get the first index of an array using the find method?

findIndex method works similarly to the find method.

let firstIndex = array.findIndex(item => item)
console.log(firstIndex) // 0 is returned

This approach works if the array contains all defined values.

How do you select the first element without mutating the original array?

Ecmascript (ES6) array slice method to get the first element of an array

array.slice is a method in ES6 javascript. It returns a shallow copy of an array and creates a new array from a start index to an end index.

let array=[12,1,8,9];
console.log(array.length); //4 
console.log(array.slice(0,1)); // (1) [12]
console.log(array.slice(0,1)[0]); // 12
console.log(array.length); //4

with destructing assignment operators, The same does simplify as follows.

[firstElement] = array.slice(0,1);
console.log(firstElement); //12

Array destructing with ES6 example

Latest ES6 provides feature destructing assignment operators, with this, the First element can be easily retrieved.

let [firstElememt]=array;

Using a reverse method to get the first element

It is also a simple approach by reversing an original array using the reverse() method. It will return an array in reverse order.

Next, retrieve last element using pop() method

var reverseArray = array.reverse().pop; 
console.log(reverseArray[0]) // 12

Select the first element using Third-party JavaScript

JavaScript has different third-party libraries like UnderscoreJs, Lodash and Ramda. These are utility libraries that provide a lot of methods to be reused.

The first function returns the first element of an array.


Lodash provides the head method, which returns the first element from an array.


It will be useful if your project is already using that library.

It is a simple and easy way to find the first element.

select the first element with mutation of an original array using the shift method

shift method of an array returns the first element. However, the original array is modified.

Please see an example after calling shift(), the Original array removes the first element.

let array=[12,1,8,9];
console.log(array) // [12,1,8,9]
let firstElement=array.shift(); 
console.log(firstElement)// 12
console.log(array) // [1,8,9]

It is useful if you want to mutate the original array.

How to get first element using Object values function

Object values method takes object enumerable properties and returns an array

It also takes an array and returns the same an array



Multiple approaches are specified here, To sum up, you can take whichever approach fits your application.

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