Common Character Count in Strings in JavaScript

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We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in two strings, let us say str1 and str2.

The function should count the number of common characters that exist in the strings.

For example −

const str1 = 'aabbcc';
const str2 = 'adcaa';

Then the output should be 3

Example

Following is the code −

const str1 = 'aabbcc';
const str2 = 'adcaa';
const commonCharacterCount = (str1 = '', str2 = '') => {
   let count = 0;
   str1 = str1.split('');
   str2 = str2.split('');
   str1.forEach(e => {
      if (str2.includes(e)) {
         count++;
         str2.splice(str2.indexOf(e), 1);
      };
   });
   return count;
};
console.log(commonCharacterCount(str1, str2));

Output

Following is the output on console −

3
raja
Published on 10-Dec-2020 07:57:16
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