The JavaScript indexOf() String Method

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 02:25 PM
Last Updated on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:24 PM
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The JavaScript indexOf() string method will search inside a string for a given value. If that value is found, it will return the position of its first occurrence. If that value isn't found, the indexOf() method will return the value -1.

For example:

var greeting = "Happy Birthday to Tom!";
var string_location = greeting.indexOf("Tom");

This should print 18 to the screen.