JavaScript - RegExp test Method


The test method searches string for text that matches regexp. If it finds a match, it returns true; otherwise, it returns false.


Its syntax is as follows −

RegExpObject.test( string );

Parameter Details

string − The string to be searched

Return Value

Returns the matched text if a match is found, and null if not.


Try the following example program.

Live Demo
      <title>JavaScript RegExp test Method</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript">
         var str = "Javascript is an interesting scripting language";
         var re = new RegExp( "script", "g" );
         var result = re.test(str);
         document.write("Test 1 - returned value : " +  result); 
         re = new RegExp( "pushing", "g" );
         var result = re.test(str);
         document.write("<br />Test 2 - returned value : " +  result); 


Test 1 - returned value : true
Test 2 - returned value : false