Filter an array in JavaScript

You might want to filter an array in JavaScript by passing the filter criteria and return the filtered array. In this scenario , you can use the Array’s filter method as shown below.

How to Filter an array in JavaScript ?

var actors = new Array('vijay', 'ajith', 'surya', 'arya');
var retArray = actors.filter(function(item) {
    return item != 'arya';

The filter method is part of the ECMAScript 5 and the function is passed as parameter to it. In the above function , the end array contains the values that are not arya.