Microsoft® JScript®
match Method
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Returns, as an array, the results of a search on a string using a supplied Regular Expression object.

The match method syntax has these parts:

Part Description
stringObj Required. The String object or literal on which to perform the search.
rgExp Required. The regular expression to use in the search.

The match method, which behaves like the exec method, returns an array of values. Element zero of the array contains the last matched characters. Elements 1...n contain matches to any parenthesized substrings in the regular expression.

The method updates the contents of the RegExp object.

The following example illustrates the use of the match method:

function MatchDemo()
  var r, re;
  var s = "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy yellow dog.";
  re = /fox/i;
  r = s.match(re);