Check if input is a number or letter in JavaScript?

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentObject Oriented Programming

To check if the input is a number or letter, use the isNaN() function from JavaScript. It returns true if the value is NaN i.e. Not a Number. Following is the code −


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initialscale=1.0">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//">
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="
css" integrity="sha384- BVYiiSIFeK1dGmJRAkycuHAHRg32OmUcww7on3RYdg4Va+PmSTsz/K68vbdEjh4u"
<form name="checkingInput" action="" onsubmit="return
Enter the value: <input type="text" name="txtValue">
<input type="submit" value="check">
   function checkInputIsNumber(){
      var value=document.forms["checkingInput"]["txtValue"].value;
      if (isNaN(value)){
         alert("Please Provide the input as a number");
         return false;

To run the above program, save the file name “anyName.html(index.html)” and right click on the file. Select the option “Open with Live Server” in VS Code editor.


This will produce the following output −

If you provide any value except the number, you will get an alert message. This will produce the following output −

Here, I am entering the value 100. The screenshot is as follows −

After clicking the check button, you will get the value as query string like −


This will produce the following output −

Published on 07-Sep-2020 11:19:36