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JavaScript String split() Method

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JavaScript String split() Method

The split() method splits a string into an array of substrings, and returns the new array.

Note: This method does not alter the original string.

Split by Words

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <script> var str = "Hello there my old friend"; var result = str.split(" "); document.write(result); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

str.split(separator, limit)

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
separator optional Specifies the string at which each split should occur.
If omitted, the array returned contains one element consisting of the entire string.
limit optional Specifies a limit on the number of splits to be found.
limit must be an integer.

Return Value

ValueExplanation
[array] Returns an Array of strings, containing the splitted values.

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Split by Nothing

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <script> var str = "Hello there my old friend"; var result = str.split(); document.write(result); </script> </body> </html>

Split by Characters

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <script> var str = "Hello there my old friend"; var result = str.split(""); document.write(result); </script> </body> </html>

Split With Limits

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <script> var str = "Hello there my old friend"; var result = str.split(" ", 4); document.write(result); </script> </body> </html>

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