How to trim all strings in an array using JavaScript

To trim all strings in an array using JavaScript:

  1. Use the method to iterate over all elements in an array.
  2. Use the trim() method to remove whitespace from both sides of a string in each iteration.
  3. The map() method will return a new array containing strings with no whitespace.
const arr = [' zero ', ' one ', ' two ']

const updated = => item.trim())

// [ 'zero', 'one', 'two' ]

The method invokes the given callback function for each element in the array. It does not mutate the original array. Instead, it creates a new array using the results of the callback function.

The trim() function removes leading and trailing whitespace from a string. It also does not mutate the original string.

If you need to update the array in place, use the Array.forEach() method instead:

const arr = [' zero ', ' one ', ' two ']

arr.forEach((item, index) => {
  arr[index] = item.trim()

// [ 'zero', 'one', 'two' ]

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