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Filter Unique Values From Array Using JavaScript

The Set object type was introduced in ES6 (or ES2015), and along with the spread operator ..., you can use it to create a new array with only the unique values.

const array = [1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 5, 1]
const uniqueArray = [ Set(array)]];

// Output is [1, 2, 3, 5] 

Before ES6, isolating unique values would involve a lot more code than that.

This trick works for an array containing primitive types: undefined, null, boolean, string, and number. If you had an array containing objects, functions or additional arrays, or you'd need a different approach.

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