The forEach() method executes a provided function once per each key/value pair in the Map object, in insertion order.


myMap.forEach(callback([value][, key][, map])[, thisArg])



Function to execute for each entry of myMap. It takes the following arguments:

value Optional
Value of each iteration.
key Optional
Key of each iteration.
map Optional
The map being iterated (myMap in the above Syntax box).
thisArg Optional
Value to use as this when executing callback.

Return value



The forEach method executes the provided callback once for each key of the map which actually exist. It is not invoked for keys which have been deleted. However, it is executed for values which are present but have the value undefined.

callback is invoked with three arguments:

  • the entry's value
  • the entry's key
  • the Map object being traversed

If a thisArg parameter is provided to forEach, it will be passed to callback when invoked, for use as its this value. Otherwise, the value undefined will be passed for use as its this value. The this value ultimately observable by callback is determined according to the usual rules for determining the this seen by a function.

Each value is visited once, except in the case when it was deleted and re-added before forEach has finished. callback is not invoked for values deleted before being visited. New values added before forEach has finished will be visited.


Printing the contents of a Map object

The following code logs a line for each element in an Map object:

function logMapElements(value, key, map) {
    console.log(`map.get('${key}') = ${value}`)
new Map([['foo', 3], ['bar', {}], ['baz', undefined]]).forEach(logMapElements)
// logs:
// "map.get('foo') = 3"
// "map.get('bar') = [object Object]"
// "map.get('baz') = undefined"


ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Map.prototype.forEach' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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