Nate Pet Nate Pet - 4 months ago 52
Javascript Question

Javascript indexOf case insensitive

I have the following:

if (referrer.indexOf("Ral") == -1) { ... }


What I like to do is to make
Ral
case insensitive, so that it can be
RAl
,
rAl
, etc. and still match.

Is there a way to say that
Ral
has to be case-insensitive?

Answer

Add .toLowerCase() after referrer. This method turns the string in a lower case string. Then, use .indexOf() using ral instead of Ral.

if (referrer.toLowerCase().indexOf("ral") === -1) { 

The same can also be achieved using a Regular Expression (especially useful when you want to test against dynamic patterns):

if (!/Ral/i.test(referrer)) {
   //    ^i = Ignore case flag for RegExp
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