Array.prototype.sort() in JavaScript.

The JavaScript Array.prototype.sort() method is used for sorting an array. The order of sorting can be alphabetic, numeric, ascending or descending.

Following is the code for the Array.prototype.sort() method −


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
   body {
      font-family: "Segoe UI", Tahoma, Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif;
   .sample,.result {
      font-size: 18px;
      font-weight: 500;
      color: red;
   .result {
      color: rebeccapurple;
<h1>JavaScript Array.prototype.sort() method</h1>
<div class="sample"></div>
<div class="result"></div>
<button class="Btn">CLICK HERE</button>
<h3>Click on the above button to sort the array above</h3>
   let sampleEle = document.querySelector(".sample");
   let resultEle = document.querySelector(".result");
   let arr = [9, 1, 4, 2, 99, 11, 22];
   sampleEle.innerHTML = "Unsorted array = " + arr;
   document.querySelector(".Btn").addEventListener("click", () => {
      resultEle.innerHTML = "Sorted array = " + arr.sort();


The above code will produce the following output −

On clicking the ‘CLICK HERE’ button −

Updated on: 16-Jul-2020


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