Find length (size) of an array in JavaScript

Because 2 isn’t an array, it’s a number. Numbers have no length.

Perhaps you meant to write testvar.length; this is also undefined, since objects (created using the { ... } notation) do not have a length.

Only arrays have a length property:

var testvar = [  ];
testvar[1] = 2;
testvar[2] = 3;
alert(testvar.length);    // 3

Note that Javascript arrays are indexed starting at 0 and are not necessarily sparse (hence why the result is 3 and not 2 — see this answer for an explanation of when the array will be sparse and when it won’t).

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