Josh Ferrell Josh Ferrell - 5 months ago 38
HTML Question

Check if some or all options in optgroup selected

I have a dropdown that's being dynamically generated from JSON. The format is like this:

<optgroup id="US" label="United States class="optiongroup>
<option value="AS">American Samoa</option>
<option value="AL">Alabama</option>
...
<option value="VI">US Virgin Islands</option>
<option value="UT">Utah</option>
<optgroup>
<optgroup id="CA" label="Canada" class="optiongroup">
<option value="AB">Alberta</option>
<option value="BC">British Columbia</option>
...
<option value="QC">Quebec</option>
<option value="YT">Yukon Territory</option>
</optgroup>


I'm trying to figure out if all options in the optgroup have been selected. From here, I'm going to generate a string dependent if all options have been selected or just a few in the optgroup, so if the whole US is selected:

country = {[US]}


If only TN and MS are selected:

state = {country: US, statelist: [TN, MS]}


My first attempt was something like this:

$(".optiongroup").each(function() {
var optgroup = $(this);
$(optgroup.children()).each(function () {
if ($(this).is(':selected')) {
statearray.push($(this).attr('value'));
state_flag = 1; //see if state exists
} else {
country_flag = 0; //entire country not selected
}
}


This didn't work for me for some reason.

edit:
If I selected two states say TN and AL, it would return statelist: [Obj obj]

Answer

You have to do a bit more checking to see if all are selected or not:

$(".optiongroup").each(function() {
    var options = $(this).children("option"),
        length = options.length;

    if (options.filter(":selected").length == length) {
        //all are selected, do something!
        country_flag = 1;
        return true; //continue
    } else {
        //Not all selected, so push states
        options.filter(":selected").each(function() {
            statearray.push(this.value);
        });
    }
});
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