rahim asgari rahim asgari - 4 months ago 12
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:

<table>
<tr>
<td>
<input type='button' id='myId' />
</td>
</tr>
</table>


Now i want something like this:

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

Answer

See .closest():

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

I.e.,

$('#myId').closest('table')

(Demo)

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