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JavaScript chop/slice/trim off last character in string


Question

I have a string, 12345.00, and I would like it to return 12345.0.

I have looked at trim, but it looks like it is only trimming whitespace and slice which I don't see how this would work. Any suggestions?

2020/05/13
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5/13/2020 12:51:15 PM

Accepted Answer

You can use the substring function:

let str = "12345.00";
str = str.substring(0, str.length - 1);
console.log(str);

This is the accepted answer, but as per the conversations below, the slice syntax is much clearer:

let str = "12345.00";
str = str.slice(0, -1); 
console.log(str);

2019/09/20
3322
9/20/2019 5:14:39 PM


You can use the substring method of JavaScript string objects:

s = s.substring(0, s.length - 4)

It unconditionally removes the last four characters from string s.

However, if you want to conditionally remove the last four characters, only if they are exactly _bar:

var re = /_bar$/;
s.replace(re, "");
2017/11/15

The easiest method is to use the slice method of the string, which allows negative positions (corresponding to offsets from the end of the string):

const s = "your string";
const withoutLastFourChars = s.slice(0, -4);

If you needed something more general to remove everything after (and including) the last underscore, you could do the following (so long as s is guaranteed to contain at least one underscore):

const s = "your_string";
const withoutLastChunk = s.slice(0, s.lastIndexOf("_"));
console.log(withoutLastChunk);

2019/09/20

For a number like your example, I would recommend doing this over substring:

console.log(parseFloat('12345.00').toFixed(1));

Do note that this will actually round the number, though, which I would imagine is desired but maybe not:

console.log(parseFloat('12345.46').toFixed(1));

2019/09/20

Using JavaScript's slice function:

let string = 'foo_bar';
string = string.slice(0, -4); // Slice off last four characters here
console.log(string);

This could be used to remove '_bar' at end of a string, of any length.

2019/09/20

A regular expression is what you are looking for:

let str = "foo_bar";
console.log(str.replace(/_bar$/, ""));

2019/09/20

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