Ian McNally

Url search params in Javascript

September 23, 2018

I was looking for a way to get a URL parameter in Javascript , and came across Dave Walsh’s post on the URLSearchParams interface. When you create an instance of it, like

// for example URL: ianmcnally.me/index.php?view=article&id=18
// then window.location.search = "?view=article&id=18"

const params = new URLSearchParams(window.location.search)

You get some really nice methods to call on it, like:

// window.location.search = "?view=article&id=18"
// "18"

// does it have a key:
// true

// setting a value
params.set('id', '200')
// ?view=article&id=200

Ian McNally

Hey, I'm Ian. I build websites and write about what I learn as I go. Follow me on Twitter.