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Javascript RegExp - global Property

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global is a read-only boolean property of RegExp objects. It specifies whether a particular regular expression performs global matchingi.e., whether it was created with the "g" attribute.



Here is the detail of parameters:

  • NA

Return Value:

Returns "TRUE" if the "g" modifier is set, "FALSE" otherwise.


<title>JavaScript RegExp global Property</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
   var re = new RegExp( "string" );

   if ( re.global ){
      document.write("Test1 - Global property is set"); 
     document.write("Test1 - Global property is not set"); 
   re = new RegExp( "string", "g" );

   if ( re.global ){
      document.write("<br />Test2 - Global property is set"); 
     document.write("<br />Test2 - Global property is not set"); 

This will produce following result:

Test1 - Global property is not set
Test2 - Global property is set

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.

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