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jQuery.unique() but for normal Arrays….

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It is stated in the manual that jQuery.unique() will only work for DOM objects. My problem was (well, first was to ready the manual correctly) that I needed to merge uniquely simple string arrays.

After banging my head for a long time I have finally found how to do it, and here is my solution

Array.prototype.unique = function()
var arrData = this;
var arrUnique= [];
for (var i = arrData .length; i--; )
var strData= arrData [i];
if ($.inArray(strData, arrUnique) === -1)
return arrUnique;


Written by Alex (Shurf) Frenkel

January 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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