by Sai gowtham

Get the First Two Characters of a String in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we will learn how to get the get the first two characters of a string in JavaScript with the help of examples.

Note: In JavaScript, strings are the sequence of characters, where the index of the first character is 0, the second character is 1, third character is 3 etc.

Getting the first two characters of a string

To get the first two characters of a string, we can use the built-in substring() method by passing the 0, 2 as an arguments to it.

Where 0 is the start index, 2 is the end index which is excluded from the output.

Here is an example:

const place = "Paris";

const firstTwoCharacters = place.substring(0, 2);
console.log(firstTwoCharacters);

Output:

"Pa"

In the example above, we have passed 0, 2 as an arguments to the substring() method. so it begins the extraction at index 0 and extracts before the index 2 of a string.

Alternatively, we can also the slice() method in JavaScript, to access the first 2 characters of a string.

Here is an example:

const place = "Paris";

const firstTwoCharacters = place.slice(0, 2);
console.log(firstTwoCharacters);

Output:

"Pa"

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