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JavaScript String search() Method

The JavaScript string search() method is used to search the regular expression in the given string. This method returns -1, if match is not found.

Syntax

The search() method is represented by the following syntax:

Parameter

regexp - It represents the regular expression which is to be searched.

Return

The position of searched character.

JavaScript String search() Method Example

Let's see some examples of search() method.

Example 1

Let's see a simple example to search for a string.

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Output:

16

Example 2

In this example, we will see that search() method is case-sensitive.

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Output:

36

Example 3

We can ignore case-sensitive behaviour of search() method by using ignore flag. Let's understand with the help of example:

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Output:

16

Example 4

In this example, we will search a regular expression which is not present in the given string.

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Output:

-1

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