How to Append a Value to a String in Javascript

In this tutorial, you will learn how to append a value to a string in javascript. A text string is any sequence of letters, numbers, punctuation, special characters, and so on. The numbers range from 0 to 9.For a newbie developer, it can be a bit tricky to append a value to a string.

There are numerous ways to append a value to a string. But for the sake of simplicity, we will make use of template string which helps in creating a dynamic string by using variables in it.

In the following example, we have two global variables, one is holding a number and another one a string. Upon click of a button, we will append a value to a string and display the result on the screen.  Please have a look over the code example and the steps given below.


  • We have 3 elements in the HTML file (divbutton, and h1). The div element is just a wrapper for the rest of the elements.
  • The innerText for the button element is “Add” and for the h1 element, it is “Result”.
  • We have done some basic styling using CSS and added the link to our style.css stylesheet inside the head element.
  • We have also included our javascript file script.js with a script tag at the bottom.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">


  <div class="container">    

  <script src="script.js"></script>

.container {        
    text-align: center;

button {
  margin-top: 10px;
  padding: 10px 20px;


  • We have selected the button element and h1 element using the document.querySelector() method and stored them in btnAdd and output variables respectively.
  • We have two global variables name and age where one variable holds a string and another one a number.
  • We have attached a click event listener to the button element.
  • In the event handler function, we are creating a string dynamically where we we are using global variables name and age .
  • We are storing the final string in the result variable.
  • We are displaying the result in the h1 element using the innerText property.
let btnAdd = document.querySelector("button");
let output = document.querySelector("h1");

let name = "Trish";
let age = 20;
btnAdd.addEventListener("click", () => {  
  let result = `${name} is ${age} years old`;
  output.innerText = result;