Javascript Replace Forward Slash in String

  • by

Javascript replace forward slashes in a string: Forward slashes can be replaced in Javascript by using replace() method or split() & join() methods.

Replace using regular expressions: The Javascript string replace() function accepts either a string parameter or a regular expression. We can use this function and pass the global modifier (g) to replace all the occurrences of a character or a string to replace. Because (/) forward slash is a special character, we need to escape it using (\)

Example of Forward slash using regular expression:

var text = "1/1/2020";
var result  = text.replace(/\//g,'-');

This will return:

1-1-2020

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>Javascript String forward Slash example</title>
</head>
<body>
<p id="demo"></p>
<button onclick="replaceSlash()">Replace Slash</button>
<p id="result"></p>
<script>
var text = "1/1/2020";
var demo = document.getElementById("demo");
var result = document.getElementById("result");

demo.innerHTML = text;
function replaceSlash()
{
result.innerHTML = text.replace(/\//g,'-');
}
</script>

</body>
</html>

Output:

javascript-forward-slash-replace-regular-expression

Using split() and join() method to replace Slashes in Javascript string: The javascript split() method splits a string into an array. After splitting the string object, we can join it using a required character or a string value.

Example:

var text = "1/1/2020";
var result = text.split('/').join('-');

Result:

1-1-2020

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>Javascript String forward Slash example</title>
</head>
<body style="font-family:Arial;font-size:20px;">
<p id="demo"></p>
<button onclick="replaceSlash()">Replace Slash</button>
<p id="result"></p>
<script>
var text = "1/1/2020";
var demo = document.getElementById("demo");
var result = document.getElementById("result");

demo.innerHTML = text;
function replaceSlash()
{
result.innerHTML = text.split('/').join('-');
}
</script>

</body>
</html>

Output will be same as previous example:

javascript-forward-slash-replace-regular-expression

Also see:

How to filter array in Javascript?

Sorting Array objects in Javascript

Creating a minimal design clock using only Javascript

Getting current Date and Time using Javascript

Showing notifications using JQuery and Javascript.

 


  1. Base64Encode.io - Realtime Encode your string to Base64 format.
  2. Base64Decode.io - Realtime Decode Base64 data to plain text.
  3. Md5Hash.io - Realtime Encoding in Md5Hash.