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How to remove first character from a string in jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the JavaScript substring() method

You can use the JavaScript substring() method to remove first character form a string. A typical example is removing hash (#) character from fragment identifier.

Let's check out an example to understand how this method basically works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery Remove first Character from String</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $("a").click(function(){
        var fid = $(this).attr("href");
        var itemId = fid.substring(1, fid.length);
        alert("The ID of the linked image is - " + itemId);
    });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
    <a href="#balloons">Show Balloons</a>
    <br>
    <img src="balloons.jpg" style="margin-top: 1000px" alt="Hot Air Balloons" id="balloons">
</body>
</html>

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