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Breaking the Loop in JavaScript

In this post, we will see how to break out from a loop in JavaScript. When we work with array or an object sometime we need to iterate the each element to process the data.

We can jump out at any time of execution while looping using the break statement. The break statement terminates the execution of the current loop.

Syntax

break;         //terminates the innermost enclosing loop or switch.
break [label]; //terminates the specified enclosing labeled statement.

Let’s look at how the break statement works with the loops with the simple scripts.

for loop

var lang = ["JAVA", "JavaScript", "Python", "CSS", "nodeJs", "SQL"];
for (let i = 0; i < lang.length; i++) {
	 if(lang[i] == "CSS") break;
  	 console.log(lang[i]);
}
/*
Output will be like below
JAVA
JavaScript
Python
*/

for..of loops

var lang = ["JAVA", "JavaScript", "Python", "CSS", "nodeJs", "SQL"];
for (x of lang) {
  if(x == "CSS") break;
  console.log(x);
}
/*
Output will be like below
JAVA
JavaScript
Python
*/

for..in loop

var carProp = {name:"Audi", color:"Black", model:"Audi A6"}; 
var x;
for (x in carProp) {
  if(x == 'model') break;
  console.log(carProp[x]);
}
// Audi Black

while loop

let lang = ["JAVA", "JavaScript", "Python", "CSS", "nodeJs", "SQL"];
let i = 0
while (i < lang.length) {
  if (lang[i] === 'CSS') break
  console.log(lang[i]);
  i++
}
/*
Output will be like below
JAVA
JavaScript
Python
*/

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