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JavaScript: Truncate a string to a certain number of words

JavaScript String: Exercise-24 with Solution

Write a JavaScript function to truncate a string to a certain number of words.

Test Data:
console.log(truncate('The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog', 4));
Output:
"The quick brown fox"

Pictorial Presentation:

JavaScript: Truncate a string to a certain number of words

Sample Solution:-

HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
<title>JavaScript function to truncate a string to a certain number of words</title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

JavaScript Code:

function truncate(str, no_words) {
    return str.split(" ").splice(0,no_words).join(" ");
}

console.log(truncate('The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog', 4));

Sample Output:

The quick brown fox

Flowchart:

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

Tagged template literals

function getPersonInfo(one, two, three) {
  console.log(one);
  console.log(two);
  console.log(three);
}

const person = 'Lydia';
const age = 21;

getPersonInfo`${person} is ${age} years old`;

If you use tagged template literals, the value of the first argument is always an array of the string values. The remaining arguments get the values of the passed expressions!

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