jcvegan jcvegan - 1 year ago 3029
Javascript Question

How to set selected value on select using selectpicker plugin from bootstrap

I'm using the Bootstrap-Select plugin like this:


<select name="selValue" class="selectpicker">
<option value="1">Val 1</option>
<option value="2">Val 2</option>
<option value="3">Val 3</option>
<option value="4">Val 4</option>



Now I want to set the value selected to this select when button clicked... something like this:


But nothing happens.

How can I achieve this?

Answer Source

The value is correctly selected, but you didn't see it because the plugin hide the real select and show a button with an unordered list, so, if you want that the user see the selected value on the select you can do something like this:

//Get the text using the value of select
var text = $("select[name=selValue] option[value='1']").text();
//We need to show the text inside the span that the plugin show
$('.bootstrap-select .filter-option').text(text);
//Check the selected attribute for the real select


Like @blushrt points out, a better solution is: