Jannis Jannis - 4 months ago 23
jQuery Question

jQuery how to find an element based on a data-attribute value?

I've got the following scenario:

var el = 'li';

and there are 5
's on the page each with a
attribute (number being 1,2,3,4,5 respectively).

I now need to find the currently active slide number which is mapped to
var current = $('ul').data(current);
and is updated on each slide change.

So far my tries have been unsuccessful, trying to construct the selector that would match the current slide:


does not match/return anything…

The reason I can't hardcode the
part is that this is a user accessible variable that can be changed to a different element if required, so it may not always be an

Any ideas on what I'm missing?


You have to inject the value of current into an Attribute Equals selector:

$("ul").find("[data-slide='" + current + "']");