Nick Nick - 5 months ago 16
jQuery Question

Check if element exists in jQuery

How do I check if an element exists if the element is created by

.append()
method?
$('elemId').length
doesn't work for me.

Answer

$('elemId').length doesn't work for me.

You need to put # before element id:

$('#elemId').length
---^

With vanilla JavaScript, you don't need the hash (#) e.g. document.getElementById('id_here') , however when using jQuery, you do need to put hash to target elements based on id just like CSS.