I’m looking for
str = str.split(/,+|"[^"]+"/g);
But right now it’s splitting out everything that’s in the double-quotes, which is incorrect.
Edit: Okay sorry I worded this question really poorly. I’m being given a string not an array.
var str = 'a, b, c, "d, e, f", g, h';
And I want to turn that into an array using something like the “split” function.
Here’s what I would do.
var str = 'a, b, c, "d, e, f", g, h'; var arr = str.match(/(".*?"|[^",s]+)(?=s*,|s*$)/g); /* will match: ( ".*?" double quotes + anything but double quotes + double quotes | OR [^",s]+ 1 or more characters excl. double quotes, comma or spaces of any kind ) (?= FOLLOWED BY s*, 0 or more empty spaces and a comma | OR s*$ 0 or more empty spaces and nothing else (end of string) ) */ arr = arr || ; // this will prevent JS from throwing an error in // the below loop when there are no matches for (var i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) console.log('arr['+i+'] =',arr[i]);