rahim asgari rahim asgari - 1 year ago 66
jQuery Question

How to get parent element by specified tag name using jquery?

I want to get an Element's parent which has an specified tag name.

Sample code:

<input type='button' id='myId' />

Now i want something like this:

$('#myId').specificParent('table'); //returns NEAREST parent of myId Element which table is it's tagname.

Answer Source

See .closest():

Get the first ancestor element that matches the selector, beginning at the current element and progressing up through the DOM tree.