split Method
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split Method

Returns the array of strings that results when a string is separated into substrings.

function split([ separator : { String | RegExp } [, limit : Number]]) : Array

Arguments

separator
Optional. A string or an instance of a Regular Expression object identifying one or more characters to use in separating the string. If omitted, a single-element array containing the entire string is returned.
limit
Optional. A value used to limit the number of elements returned in the array.

Remarks

The result of the split method is an array of strings split at each point where separator occurs in the string. The separator is not returned as part of any array element.

Example

The following example illustrates the use of the split method.

function SplitDemo(){
   var s, ss;
   var s = "The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain.";
   // Split at each space character.
   ss = s.split(" ");
   return(ss);
}

Requirements

Version 3

See Also

concat Method (String) | RegExp Object | Regular Expression Object | Regular Expression Syntax

Applies To: String Object

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