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JavaScript split() Method: String Object

Description

The split() method is used to split a string object into an array of strings by breaking the string into substrings.

Version

Implemented in JavaScript 1.1

Syntax

split(separator, limit) 

Parameter

separator:  The character to separate the string. The separator itself is a string. If the separator is not present it returns the entire string.

limit : An integer specifying a limit on the number of substrings to be found.

Example:

In the following web document split() method splits a string into an array of strings using the space (" ") as a separator.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript String object - split() method example</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript String object : split() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
var myVar = "Hello World. How are you?";
document.write("Original string ; "+myVar+"<br />")
splits = myVar.split(" ", 3);
document.write(splits)
//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.



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