JavaScript split String

The JavaScript split method is used to split the original string into an array of substring based on the separator we specified and returns them in an array. Remember, it will not alter the original string.

This method accepts two arguments. And the syntax of the JavaScript split string function is as shown below

String_Object.split(Separator, limit)
  • Separator: It can be string literal or Regular Expression. For example, empty str, space, ‘,’ or ‘.’
  • Limit (integer): Restrict the number of elements written by the array.

If you ignore the first argument, the JavaScript split function break each character and assigns them to a string array. If you omit the second index, it starts from the beginning and continues till the end.

JavaScript split Function Example

This example will help you understand the js string split method. Here, we declared a str variable with a sentence.

The first statement will break the original string into individual characters. Next, we used the empty space as a separator for the JavaScript split string function. So, it will separate the original str1 into an array of words based on white space

In. the fourth statement, we used the second argument to restrict the JavaScript array output to four. Next, we used substring “abc” as a separator for this method. Here i is the regular expression to perform case insensitive search

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title> SplitJavaScript </title>
    <h1> JavaScriptSplitFunction </h1>
    var Str1 = "We are Abc working in abc company since abc years";
    var Str2 = Str1.split("");
    var Str3 = Str1.split(" ");
    var Str4 = Str1.split(" ", 4);
    var Str5 = Str1.split(/abc/i);
    var Str6 = Str1.split(/abc/i, 2);
    document.write(Str2 + "<br \>");
    document.write(Str3 + "<br \>");
    document.write(Str4 + "<br \>");
    document.write(Str5 + "<br \>");
    document.write(Str6 + "<br \>");
JavaScript SPLIT Function