# Replace a child node with a new node in JavaScript?

JavascriptObject Oriented ProgrammingFront End Technology

To replace a child node with new node javascript has provided a method called "replaceChild()". To achieve this task at first we have to create a new node and then by using replaceChild(), we should replace the old node with new node.

### syntax

node.replaceChild(newnode, oldnode);

It takes two parameters i.e old and new nodes and replaces the old node with a new node.

### Example

In the following example, initially, the unordered list consists of elements Boost, Horlicks, and Maltova. After replacing the first element with Bournavita using replaceChild(), the output we get is Bournavita, Horlicks, and Maltova as shown in the output

Live Demo

<html>
<body>
<ul id="List"><li>Boost</li><li>Horlicks</li><li>Maltova</li></ul>
<script>
var newnode = document.createTextNode("Bournavita");
var item = document.getElementById("List").childNodes[0];
item.replaceChild(newnode, item.childNodes[0]);
</script>
</body>
</html>

### Output

Bournavita
Horlicks
Maltova
Published on 08-Aug-2019 14:09:01