Sort the array of objects by a single key with the value of the date

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I have an array of objects with several key value pairs, and I need to sort them based on 'updated_at':

[
    {
        "updated_at" : "2012-01-01T06:25:24Z",
        "foo" : "bar"
    },
    {
        "updated_at" : "2012-01-09T11:25:13Z",
        "foo" : "bar"
    },
    {
        "updated_at" : "2012-01-05T04:13:24Z",
        "foo" : "bar"
    }
]

What's the most efficient way to do so?


You can use Array.sort.

Here's an (untested) example:

arr.sort(function(a, b){
    var keyA = new Date(a.updated_at),
        keyB = new Date(b.updated_at);
    // Compare the 2 dates
    if(keyA < keyB) return -1;
    if(keyA > keyB) return 1;
    return 0;
});