# How can I use a label with break statement in JavaScript?

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Starting from JavaScript 1.2, a label can be used with break statement to control the flow more precisely. A label is simply an identifier followed by a colon (:) that is applied to a statement or a block of code.

## Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with labels with break statement

Live Demo

<html>
<body>
<script>
document.write("Entering the loop!<br /> ");
outerloop: // This is the label name

for (var i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
document.write("Outerloop: " + i + "<br />");

innerloop:
for (var j = 0; j < 5; j++) {
if (j > 3 ) break ; // Quit the innermost loop
if (i == 2) break innerloop; // Do the same thing
if (i == 4) break outerloop; // Quit the outer loop
document.write("Innerloop: " + j + " <br />");
}
}
document.write("Exiting the loop!<br /> ");
</script>
</body>
</html>
Published on 23-Jan-2018 13:01:30
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