JavaScript: throw statement


The throw statement creates a user define exception.
You can create your own exception for unexpected events and control the script properly to throw the exception in a try block and handle it in the catch block.


throw exception;


exception: String, integer, Boolean or an object.

Example of try..catch..throw statement

The following example checks the length of a variable called empcode. If the value of empcode is greater than 8 or less than 3 then the code throws an error and caught by the catch argument and an appropriate message will be displayed.


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JS Code

var empcode = prompt("Input the Employee code : (Between 3 to 8 characters):","");
 throw "error1";
else if(empcode.length<3)
  throw "error2";
 console.log("The Employee code length exceed 8 characters.");
 console.log("The Employee code length is less than 3 characters");

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