ES6 - String Method search()


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This method executes the search for a match between a regular expression and this String object.

Syntax

string.search(regexp);

Argument Details

  • regexp − A regular expression object. If a non-RegExp object obj is passed, it is implicitly converted to a RegExp by using new RegExp(obj).

Return Value

If successful, the search returns the index of the regular expression inside the string. Otherwise, it returns -1.

Example

var re = /apples/gi;
var str = "Apples are round, and apples are juicy."; 
if ( str.search(re) == -1 ) { 
   console.log("Does not contain Apples" ); 
} else { 
   console.log("Contains Apples" ); 
}   

Output

Contains Apples.    

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