I am trying to prepare a list of objects that I am pushing to another service, I have generated a list of objects that need to be sent. For some reason I cannot stringify the array.

This is my code:

var array = [];
for (var i = 1; i < 5; i++) {
    Write("generating person " + i + "<br>");
    var person = {};
    person.name = "Jane " + i;
    array[i] = person;
Write("length:" + array.length)

But this is what is returned:

generating person 1
generating person 2
generating person 3
generating person 4

{"name":"Jane 1"}

1 Answer 1


Don't know why, but it seems Stringify() can't handle something you completely omit: array[0] - it never has a value assigned.

Start you for loop from i = 0 and it works.

  • you're right, this is interesting then... does this mean we cannot associate a key to the element in the array? I have strings that I wanted to use, but if I have to use an integer and start from 0 it means that wont work. Mar 6, 2020 at 17:15
  • 1
    Arrays will always start from 0. Why are you saying that starting from 0 is a problem? i = 0 can be be used to generate 'Jane 1' easily. The other service won't care about indexing in this array Mar 6, 2020 at 18:27

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