dcolumbus dcolumbus - 1 year ago 96
jQuery Question

Set selected radio from radio group with a value

Why am I struggling with this?

I have a value: 5

How do I check the radio button of group "mygroup" with the value of 5?

$("input[name=mygroup]").val(5); // doesn't work?

Answer Source

With the help of the attribute selector you can select the input element with the corresponding value. Then you have to set the attribute explicitly, using .attr:

var value = 5;
$("input[name=mygroup][value=" + value + "]").attr('checked', 'checked');

Since jQuery 1.6, you can also use the .prop method with a boolean value (this should be the preferred method):

$("input[name=mygroup][value=" + value + "]").prop('checked', true);
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