console.log()

The console.log() method outputs a message to the web console. The message may be a single string (with optional substitution values), or it may be any one or more JavaScript objects.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Syntax

log(obj1)
log(obj1, /* …, */ objN)
log(msg)
log(msg, subst1, /* …, */ substN)

Parameters

obj1objN

A list of JavaScript objects to output. The string representations of each of these objects are appended together in the order listed and output. Please be warned that if you log objects in the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox what you get logged on the console is a reference to the object, which is not necessarily the 'value' of the object at the moment in time you call console.log(), but it is the value of the object at the moment you open the console.

msg

A JavaScript string containing zero or more substitution strings.

subst1substN

JavaScript objects with which to replace substitution strings within msg. This gives you additional control over the format of the output.

See Outputting text to the console in the documentation of console for details.

Return value

None (undefined).

Logging objects

Don't use console.log(obj), use console.log(JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(obj))).

This way you are sure you are seeing the value of obj at the moment you log it. Otherwise, many browsers provide a live view that constantly updates as values change. This may not be what you want.

Specifications

Specification
Console Standard
# log

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also