How can I convert a string to boolean in JavaScript?

This tutorial will show you how to convert a string into a JavaScript boolean. You might have a string that is “true” or something like that. To make the java script string a boolean value, you need to make sure that it’s either 0 or true.

Casting to boolean can be done in many different ways. JavaScript may use vanilla js, or other libraries to perform true and false conversions. Let’s look at some examples.

Example 1:

stringToBoolean: function(string){
    switch(string.toLowerCase().trim()){
        case "true": case "yes": case "1": return true;
        case "false": case "no": case "0": case null: return false;
        default: return Boolean(string);
    }
}

Example 2:

if (String(a).toLowerCase() == “true”) …

It’s true:

String(true) == "true"     //returns true
String(false) == "true"    //returns false
String("true") == "true"   //returns true
String("false") == "true"  //returns false

Example 3:

var parseBool = function(str) 
{
    // console.log(typeof str);
    // strict: JSON.parse(str)

    if(str == null)
        return false;

    if (typeof str === 'boolean')
    {
        return (str === true);
    } 

    if(typeof str === 'string')
    {
        if(str == "")
            return false;

        str = str.replace(/^\s+|\s+$/g, '');
        if(str.toLowerCase() == 'true' || str.toLowerCase() == 'yes')
            return true;

        str = str.replace(/,/g, '.');
        str = str.replace(/^\s*\-\s*/g, '-');
    }

    // var isNum = string.match(/^[0-9]+$/) != null;
    // var isNum = /^\d+$/.test(str);
    if(!isNaN(str))
        return (parseFloat(str) != 0);

    return false;
}

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