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jquery get the highest value in array for specific index

By Sam Deering

JavaScript

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Simple jQuery code snippet to get the highest value in array for specific index value.

The Dataset.

var data = Array();
data[0] = {"apples":1, "pears":2, "oranges":3};
data[1] = {"apples":3, "pears":3, "oranges":5};
data[2] = {"apples":4, "pears":1, "oranges":6};

The function.

//get the highest value in array for specific index
//usage: getHighestVal(data,index)
//data = array
//index = index of array to analyse
function getHighestVal(data, index)
{
$.each(data, function (i,v)
{
thisVal = v[index];
max = (max < thisVal) ? thisVal : max; }); return max; } var highest = getHighestVal(data, 'apples'); console.log(highest); [/js] The Example:
So in this example, we want to get the highest value of “apple”.
highest value in array for specific index

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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