Array.prototype.join()

The join() method creates and returns a new string by concatenating all of the elements in an array (or an array-like object), separated by commas or a specified separator string. If the array has only one item, then that item will be returned without using the separator.

Syntax

join()
join(separator)

Parameters

separator Optional
Specifies a string to separate each pair of adjacent elements of the array. The separator is converted to a string if necessary. If omitted, the array elements are separated with a comma (","). If separator is an empty string, all elements are joined without any characters in between them.

Return value

A string with all array elements joined. If arr.length is 0, the empty string is returned.

Description

The string conversions of all array elements are joined into one string.

Warning: If an element is undefined, null or an empty array [], it is converted to an empty string.

Examples

Joining an array four different ways

The following example creates an array, a, with three elements, then joins the array four times: using the default separator, then a comma and a space, then a plus and an empty string.

var a = ['Wind', 'Water', 'Fire'];
a.join();      // 'Wind,Water,Fire'
a.join(', ');  // 'Wind, Water, Fire'
a.join(' + '); // 'Wind + Water + Fire'
a.join('');    // 'WindWaterFire'

Joining an array-like object

The following example joins array-like object (arguments), by calling Function.prototype.call on Array.prototype.join.

function f(a, b, c) {
  var s = Array.prototype.join.call(arguments);
  console.log(s); // '1,a,true'
}
f(1, 'a', true);
//expected output: "1,a,true"

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
#sec-array.prototype.join

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See also