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VBScript Split Function


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The Split function returns a zero-based, one-dimensional array that contains a specified number of substrings.

Syntax

Split(expression[,delimiter[,count[,compare]]])

Parameter Description
expression Required. A string expression that contains substrings and delimiters
delimiter Optional. A string character used to identify substring limits. Default is the space character
count Optional. The number of substrings to be returned. -1 indicates that all substrings are returned
compare Optional. Specifies the string comparison to use.

Can have one of the following values:

  • 0 = vbBinaryCompare - Perform a binary comparison
  • 1 = vbTextCompare - Perform a textual comparison

Examples

Example 1

<%

a=Split("W3Schools is my favourite website")
for each x in a
    response.write(x & "<br />")
next

%>

The output of the code above will be:

W3Schools
is
my
favourite
website
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Example 2

Splitting the text using the delimiter parameter

<%

a=Split("Brown cow, White horse, Yellow chicken",",")
for each x in a
    response.write(x & "<br />")
next

%>

The output of the code above will be:

Brown cow
White horse
Yellow chicken
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Example 3

Splitting the text using the delimiter parameter, and the count parameter

<%

a=Split("W3Schools is my favourite website"," ",2)
for each x in a
    response.write(x & "<br />")
next

%>

The output of the code above will be:

W3Schools
is my favourite website
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Example 4

Splitting the text using the delimiter parameter with a textual comparison:

<%

a=Split("SundayMondayTuesdayWEDNESDAYThursdayFridaySaturday","day",-1,1)
for each x in a
    response.write(x & "<br />")
next

%>

The output of the code above will be:

Sun
Mon
Tues
WEDNES
Thurs
Fri
Satur
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Example 5

Splitting the text using the delimiter parameter with a binary comparison:

<%

a=Split("SundayMondayTuesdayWEDNESDAYThursdayFridaySaturday","day",-1,0)
for each x in a
    response.write(x & "<br />")
next

%>

The output of the code above will be:

Sun
Mon
Tues
WEDNESDAYThurs
Fri
Satur
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