JavaScript: Escape a string to use in a regular expression

JavaScript fundamental (ES6 Syntax): Exercise-239 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to escape a string to use in a regular expression.

  • Use String.prototype.replace() to escape special characters.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

//#Source https://bit.ly/2neWfJ2 
// Define a function 'escapeRegExp' to escape special characters in a regular expression pattern
const escapeRegExp = str => 
  // Replace special characters in the input string 'str' with their escaped versions
  str.replace(/[.*+?^${}()|[\]\\]/g, '\\$&');

// Test the 'escapeRegExp' function with a string containing special characters
console.log(escapeRegExp('(test)')); // Output: \(test\)




flowchart: Escape a string to use in a regular expression.

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