AngularJS string replace in HTML

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In my AngularJS application, I have an issue with string replace in HTML.


Using the same variable as section title and partial of button’s label.

Submitted Forms (Form (13G), Form (12C) and etc.,)
Attach Submitted Forms

Planned Plans (Plan (13G), Plan (12C) and etc.,)
Attach Planned Plans

Defined Schemes (Scheme (13G), Scheme (12C) and etc.,)
Attach Defined Schemes

Paid Insurances (Insurance (13G), Insurance (12C) and etc.,)
Attach Paid Insurances


I have headerText $scope variable. It contains the LabelNames of each section:

$scope.headerText = [{
    LabelName: 'Submitted Forms (Form (13G), Form (12C) and etc.,)'
}, {
    LabelName: 'Planned Plans (Plan (16K), Plan (12C) and etc.,)'
}, {
    LabelName: 'Defined Schemes (Scheme (11H), Scheme (12C) and etc.,)'
}, {
   LabelName: 'Paid Insurances (Insurance (10G), Insurance (12C) and etc.,)'

This LabelName should be the title for each section and the same LabelName need to be used for the button’s label text along with the text Attach and also need to remove the text in between the brackets.

So in the HTML file, I tried the below code to achieve the result:

<div ng-repeat="header in headerText">
    <span ng-bind="header.LabelName"></span>
    <br />
    <button>{{addText.replace("{0}", header.LabelName).replace(/(\(.*\))/g, '')}}</button>
    <hr />

Mean, I want to replace the content with brackets along with empty space
(Form (13G), Form (12C) and etc.,)
Submitted Forms (Form (13G), Form (12C) and etc.,)
and to use that in the button’s label text.

I tried the regexp .replace(/(\(.*\))/g, ''), but it is not supporting.

Is there any way to achieve this in HTML itself.

Sample Plunker

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Move the javascript to script.js and return the value

angular.module('app', []);

function StringCtrl($scope) {

  $scope.headerText = [{
    LabelName: 'Submitted Forms (Form (13G), Form (12C) and etc.,)'
  }, {
    LabelName: 'Planned Plans (Plan (13G), Plan (12C) and etc.,)'
  }, {
    LabelName: 'Defined Schemes (Scheme (13G), Scheme (12C) and etc.,)'
  }, {
    LabelName: 'Paid Insurances (Insurance (13G), Insurance (12C) and etc.,)'

  $scope.addText = 'Attach {0}';
  $scope.getText = function(obj){
    return $scope.addText.replace("{0}", obj).replace(/(\(.*\))/g, '')

<script src=""></script>
<body ng-app="app" ng-controller="StringCtrl">
  <div ng-repeat="header in headerText">
    <span ng-bind="header.LabelName"></span>
    <br />
    <button ng-bind="getText(header.LabelName)"></button>
    <hr />

Method 2

It would be much better to create a method for that purpose:

var addText = 'Attach {0}';
$scope.getButtonLabel = function(label){
  return addText.replace('{0}', label.substr(0,label.indexOf("(")));

And then use it in your markup:



Method 3

You can create variable in component for regex.

myReg = /'/g;

and reference the variable in replace method as below

<span>{{element.configMetadata.replace(myReg , "\"")}}</span>

Method 4

Better of to create a directive to make the split and have the dynamic text be calculated inside the directive.


var myApp = angular.module('myApp', [])
    .directive('splButton', function () {
    return {
        restrict: 'E',
        scope: {
            label: '='
        template: '<button>{{btnText}}</button>',
        controller: function ($scope) {
            $scope.btnText = "Attached " + $scope.label.split('(')[0];
    .controller("stringCtrl", function ($scope) {
    $scope.headerText = [{
        LabelName: 'Submitted Forms(Form(13G), Form(12C) and etc., )'
    }, {
        LabelName: 'Planned Plans(Plan(13G), Plan(12C) and etc., )'
    }, {
        LabelName: 'Defined Schemes(Scheme(13G), Scheme(12C) and etc., )'
    }, {
        LabelName: 'Paid Insurances(Insurance(13G), Insurance(12C) and etc., )'

Working Fiddle

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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