# Merge two arrays with alternating Values in JavaScript

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentObject Oriented Programming

Let’s say, we are required to write a function that takes in two arrays and returns a new array that contains values in alternating order from first and second array. Here, we will just loop over both the arrays simultaneously picking values from them one after the other and feed them into the new array.

The full code for doing the same will be −

## Example

const arr1 = [34, 21, 2, 56, 17];
const arr2 = [12, 86, 1, 54, 28];
let run = 0, first = 0, second = 0;
const newArr = [];
while(run < arr1.length + arr2.length){
if(first > second){
newArr[run] = arr2[second];
second++;
}else{
newArr[run] = arr1[first];
first++;
}
run++;
};
console.log(newArr);

## Output

The console output for this code will be −

[
34, 12, 21, 86, 2,
1, 56, 54, 17, 28
]
Published on 19-Aug-2020 07:09:46