How can I convert a string to boolean in JavaScript?

var isTrueSet = (myValue == 'true');

Unnecessary:

You could make it stricter by using the identity operator (===), which doesn’t make any implicit type conversions when the compared variables have different types, instead of the equality operator (==), which does:

var isTrueSet = (myValue === 'true');

Don’t:

You should probably be cautious about using these two methods for your specific needs:

var myBool = Boolean("false");  // == true

var myBool = !!"false";  // == true

Any string which isn’t the empty string will evaluate to true by using them. Although they’re the cleanest methods I can think of concerning to boolean conversion, I think they’re not what you’re looking for.

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