JavaScript: Check whether the provided argument is array-like

JavaScript fundamental (ES6 Syntax): Exercise-205 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to check if the provided argument is an array (i.e. iterable).

  • Check if the provided argument is not null and that its Symbol.iterator property is a function.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

// Define a function 'isArrayLike' that checks if the input value is array-like
const isArrayLike = val => {
  try {
    return [...val], true; // Try to spread the input value into an array and return true
  } catch (e) {
    return false; // If an error occurs, return false

// Test cases to check if the input values are array-like
console.log(isArrayLike(document.querySelectorAll('.className'))); // true (document.querySelectorAll('.className') returns a NodeList which is array-like)
console.log(isArrayLike('abc')); // true ('abc' is a string which is array-like)
console.log(isArrayLike(null)); // false (null is not array-like)




flowchart: Check whether the provided argument is array-like.

Live Demo:

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