String from camelcase

JavaScript, String · Oct 22, 2020

Converts a string from camelcase.

  • Use String.prototype.replace() to break the string into words and add a separator between them.
  • Omit the second argument to use a default separator of _.
const fromCamelCase = (str, separator = '_') =>
  str
    .replace(/([a-z\d])([A-Z])/g, '$1' + separator + '$2')
    .replace(/([A-Z]+)([A-Z][a-z\d]+)/g, '$1' + separator + '$2')
    .toLowerCase();
fromCamelCase('someDatabaseFieldName', ' '); // 'some database field name'
fromCamelCase('someLabelThatNeedsToBeDecamelized', '-');
// 'some-label-that-needs-to-be-decamelized'
fromCamelCase('someJavascriptProperty', '_'); // 'some_javascript_property'
fromCamelCase('JSONToCSV', '.'); // 'json.to.csv'

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