nich nich - 5 months ago 15x
Javascript Question

In jQuery, how do I get the value of a radio button when they all have the same name?

Here is my code:

<td>Sales Promotion</td>
<td><input type="radio" name="q12_3" value="1">1</td>
<td><input type="radio" name="q12_3" value="2">2</td>
<td><input type="radio" name="q12_3" value="3">3</td>
<td><input type="radio" name="q12_3" value="4">4</td>
<td><input type="radio" name="q12_3" value="5">5</td>
<button id="submit">submit</button>

Here is JS:


Here is JSFIDDLE! Every time I click button it returns 1. Why? Can anyone help me?


Fiddle demonstrating this behaviour.

In your code, jQuery just looks for the first instance of an input with name q12_3, which in this case has a value of 1. You want an input with name q12_3 that is :checked.

$("#submit").click(function() {     

Note that the above code is not the same as using .is(":checked"). jQuery's is() function returns a boolean (true or false) and not an element.