JavaScript test() Method: RegExp Object


The test() method of the RegExp executes a search for a match between a regular expression and a specified string. Returns true or false.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.2




RegExp: The name of the regular expression.

str: The string against which to match the regular expression.


The following web document demonstrates how the test() method can be used.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript Regexp test Method : Example-1</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript Regexp test Method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
// Create a new RegExp object.
newRe = new RegExp('Fox','g')
// Define a string.
str1 = 'The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog';
// Check whether regular expression exists in the string.
if (newRe.test(str1))
document.write("'Fox' is found in "+str1);

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Supported Browser

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JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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JavaScript: Quick Float to Integer

If you want to convert a float to an integer, you can use Math.floor() , Math.ceil() or Math.round() . But there is also a faster way to truncate a float to an integer using |, the bitwise OR operator.

console.log(23.9 | 0);  // Result: 23
console.log(-23.9 | 0); // Result: -23

The behaviour of | varies depending on whether you're dealing with positive or negative numbers, so it's best only to use this shortcut if you're sure.
If n is positive, n | 0 effectively rounds down. If n is negative, it effectively rounds up. To put it more accurately, this operation removes whatever comes after the decimal point, truncating a float to an integer.
You can get the same rounding effect by using ~~, as above, and in fact any bitwise operator would force a float to an integer. The reasons these particular operations work is that - once forced to an integer - the value is left unchanged.

Remove Final Digits
The bitwise OR operator can also be used to remove any amount of digits from the end of an integer. This means we don't have to use code like this to convert between types:

let str = "1553"; 
Number(str.substring(0, str.length - 1));

Instead, the bitwise OR operator allows us to write:

console.log(1553 / 10   | 0)  // Result: 155
console.log(1553 / 100  | 0)  // Result: 15
console.log(1553 / 1000 | 0)  // Result: 1

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