String match() Method - Javascript String

Javascript examples for String:match


The match() method matches a string against a regular expression, and returns the matches, as an Array object.

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
regexpRequired. The value to search for, as a regular expression.

Return Value:

An Array, containing the matches, one item for each match, or null if no match is found

The following code shows how to Search a string for "ain": The result of res will be an array with the values:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

<p id="demo"></p>

function myFunction() {/*from  ww  w.j a va 2s . com*/
    var str = "rain this is a test rain pain plain";
    var res = str.match(/ain/gi);
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = res;


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