JavaScript Object hasOwnProperty()

The JavaScript Object hasOwnProperty() method checks if the object has the given property as its own property.

The syntax of the hasOwnProperty() method is:


Here, obj is an object.

hasOwnProperty() Parameters

The hasOwnProperty() method takes in:

  • prop - The String name or Symbol of the property to test.

Return value from hasOwnProperty()

  • Returns a Boolean indicating whether or not the object has the specified property as its own property.


  • Unlike the in operator, this method does not check for a property in the object's prototype chain.
  • hasOwnProperty returns true even if the value of the property is null or undefined.

Example: Using hasOwnProperty()

const obj = {};
obj.property1 = 42;

console.log(obj.hasOwnProperty("property1")); // true

console.log(obj.hasOwnProperty("property2")); // false

// Inherited properties return false
console.log(obj.hasOwnProperty("toString")); // false



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