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JavaScript match() Method

Definition and Usage

The match() method searches for a specified value in a string.
This method is similar to indexOf() and lastIndexOf(), but it returns the specified value, instead of the position of the string.
This method supports regular expressions. You can learn about the RegExp object in our JavaScript tutorial.

Syntax

stringObject.match(searchvalue)

Parameter Description
searchvalue Required. Specifies a string value to search for


Tips and Notes

Note: The match() method is case sensitive!
Note: This method returns null if the string value to search for never occurs.

Example

In this example we will do different searches within a "Hello world!" string:

<script type="text/javascript">
var str="Hello world!";
document.write(str.match("world") + "<br />");
document.write(str.match("World") + "<br />");
document.write(str.match("worlld") + "<br />");
document.write(str.match("world!"));
</script>

The output of the code above will be:

world
null
null
world!
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