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split not working if pass split character as variable

Posted on 2013-12-28
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Dear all,
Please take a look at this code:
http://jsfiddle.net/ethar1/8FBA9/


split function not working as expected  if passed as parameter

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in your example \n is \\n and NOT the new line character.
You may...should use a regular expression to achieve your goal : http://jsfiddle.net/aA45X/

function RunSplit(sep, data) {
    sep = new RegExp(sep);
    var items = data.replace("(?m)^[ \t]*\r?\n", "");
    var lines = items.replace(/,$/, "").split(sep);
    $('#result').text( lines.length );
}

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could you please explain "in your example \n is \\n and NOT the new line character"

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\ is the escape character when you're using it in a string in your code :
var str = "_______\n_______"; // here \n is a single character

but in textbox, you type two characters : \ followed by n
the \ is not the escape character
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