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JavaScript string.slice() Method

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  • Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2022
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The string.slice() is an inbuilt method in javascript that is used to return a part or slice of the given input string.
Syntax: 

string.slice(startingIndex, endingIndex)

Parameters: This method uses two parameters. This method does not change the original string.

  • startingIndex: from which index, the extraction of the string should be started.
  • endingIndex: before which index, the extraction of the string should be included.

Return Values: It returns a part or a slice of the given input string.

Below is an example of the string.slice() Method. 

Example 1: 

javascript




<script>
    var A = 'Geeks for Geeks'
    b = A.slice(0,5); 
    c = A.slice(6,9); 
    d = A.slice(10); 
       
    console.log(b); 
    console.log(c); 
    console.log(d); 
</script>


Output: 

Geeks
for
Geeks

Some more examples are shown below:

Example 2:  

javascript




<script>
    var A = 'Ram is going to school';
      
    // Calling of slice() function.
    b = A.slice(0, 5);
      
    // Here starting index is 1 given
    // and ending index is not given to it so
    // it takes to the end of the string  
    c = A.slice(1);
      
    // Here endingindex is -1 i.e, second last character
    // of the given string.
    d = A.slice(3, -1);
    e = A.slice(6);
    console.log(b);
    console.log(c);
    console.log(d);
    console.log(e);      
</script>


Output: 

Ram i
am is going to school
is going to schoo
going to school

Example 3: 

javascript




<script>
    var A = 'Geeks for Geeks'
      
    // Calling of slice() function.
    // Here starting index is -1 given
    b = A.slice(-1,5); 
    // Here endingindex is -1 i.e
    c = A.slice(0,-1); 
      
    console.log(b); 
    console.log(c); 
</script>


Output: 

Geeks for Geek

We have a complete list of Javascript string methods, to check those please go through this Javascript String Complete reference article.
 Supported Browser:

  • Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Opera 4 and above
  • safari 1 and above

We have a Cheat Sheet on Javascript where we covered all the important topics of Javascript to check those please go through Javascript Cheat Sheet-A Basic guide to JavaScript.


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