Nov 20, 2022

# Solution 1 :

You can create a class that starts/stops an interval.

Repl Example

``````class Interval {
constructor(duration, callback) {
this.duration = duration
this.callback = callback
}
get interval() { return this._interval }
set interval(interval) { this._interval = interval }
get duration() { return this._duration }
set duration(duration) { this._duration = duration }
get callback() { return this._callback }
set callback(callback) { this._callback = callback }
start() {
this.interval = setInterval(this.callback, this.duration)
return this
}
stop() {
clearInterval(this.interval)
return this
}
}
``````

Instantiation

``````let interval = new Interval(
1000,
() => {
console.log('interval')
}
)
interval.start()
setTimeout(() => {
interval.stop()
}, 5000)
``````

# Solution 2 :

You can’t. The interval id “is a numeric, non-zero value which identifies the timer created by the call to setInterval()” and is generated automatically.

I would recommend changing the logic of your code but, if you insist, you could add all the ids in an array, which you would pass as a parameter to the function that erases the intervals. Then you would splice the ids as you kill the intervals.

# Problem :

So basically I would like something like this

``````Inter = setInterval(Function, 1000);
clearInerval(Inter);
Inter = setInterval(Function, 1000);

``````

For some reason something similar won’t work for me, I’d post it all but I have no comments and no sense of organization. Is this supposed to work, or is their something I am missing?

Edit : Okay so I’ll try to better explain this. So basically, I have an interval set, and a function to clear said interval. I need these to reset after every input, so the clearInterval has to recognize an interval with the same ID as it began with, so I need to basically re-use the ID, but for some reason it doesn’t work. Hopefully thast madness made semi sense

### Comment posted by Pointy

`setInterval()`

### Comment posted by Manuel Abascal

What are you trying to accomplish with this? I’m not sure I understand what you’re trying to do…