URLSearchParams: has() method

The has() method of the URLSearchParams interface returns a boolean value that indicates whether the specified parameter is in the search parameters.

A parameter name and optional value are used to match parameters. If only a parameter name is specified, then the method will return true if any parameters in the query string match the name, and false otherwise. If both a parameter name and value are specified, then the method will return true if a parameter matches both the name and value.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Syntax

js
has(name)
has(name, value)

Parameters

name

The name of the parameter to match.

value

The value of the parameter, along with the given name, to match.

Return value

A boolean value.

Examples

Check for parameter with specified name

This example shows how to check if the query string has any parameters with a particular name.

js
const url = new URL("https://example.com?foo=1&bar=2&foo=3");
const params = new URLSearchParams(url.search);

// has() returns true if the parameter is in the query string
log(`bar?:\t${params.has("bar")}`);
log(`bark?:\t${params.has("bark")}`);
log(`foo?:\t${params.has("foo")}`);

The log below shows whether the parameters bar, bark, and foo, are present in the query string.

Check for parameter with specified name and value

This example shows how to check whether the query string has a parameter that matches both a particular name and value.

js
const url = new URL("https://example.com?foo=1&bar=2&foo=3");
const params = new URLSearchParams(url.search);

// has() returns true if a parameter with the matching name and value is in the query string
log(`bar=1?:\t${params.has("bar", "1")}`);
log(`bar=2?:\t${params.has("bar", "2")}`);
log(`foo=4?:\t${params.has("foo", "4")}`);

Only the second value above should be true, as only the parameter name bar with value 2 is matched.

If your browser does not support the value option the method will match on the name, and all the results should be true.

Specifications

Specification
URL Standard
# dom-urlsearchparams-has

Browser compatibility

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See also