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replace forward slash with colon


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I am capturing the url as pageName and reading the pageName from the url


.Current url is


Expected pageName = xyz:abc:def


What data element custom code should I write to get to the expected pageName? I want to replace forward slashes with colon. I am already using "window. location.href" 

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I would use multiple "replace" functions:


var url = window.location.href;

// removes the https://www. and .com in the url 
url = url.replace("https://www.", "").replace(".com","");

// replaces all / with :, and removes the last instance of : at the end of the string
var pageName = url.replace(/\//g, ":").replace(/:$/g, ""); 

return pageName;


Other people may debate about using Regex Replace, but the it's still better than looping through the entire string and replacing each instance....