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iterating through table with jquery

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Hi experts!

I have a table containing a list of values and checkboxes applicable to these values (please see code snippet below).

What I need to is go through the rows in that table and check of one of the two (or both) checkboxes has been selected, if so I need to do something with that record (this bit I can handle), just need to know how to iterate through the table and check for checkboxes.

Many thanks in advance!
<table STYLE="table-layout:fixed" id="languagesList">
        <col width="200">
 
        <col width="100">
        <col width="100">
        <col width="1">		
        
                <tr>
                    <td align="left" id="serviceLanguageName" name="ROMANIAN ">ROMANIAN </td>
                    <td align="center" id="guide"><input type="checkbox" name="guide:ro:ROMANIAN " id="guide:ro" value="Y" class="check"  /></td>
                    <td align="center" id="audio"><input type="checkbox" name="audio:ro:ROMANIAN " id="audio:ro" value="Y" class="check"  /></td>
                    <td><input type="hidden" name="srvLang" id="srvLang" value="ROMANIAN "></>
                        
                </tr>
 
        
                <tr>
                    <td align="left" id="serviceLanguageName" name="CHINESE ">CHINESE </td>
                    <td align="center" id="guide"><input type="checkbox" name="guide:zh:CHINESE " id="guide:zh" value="Y" class="check"  checked /></td>
                    <td align="center" id="audio"><input type="checkbox" name="audio:zh:CHINESE " id="audio:zh" value="Y" class="check"  /></td>
                    <td><input type="hidden" name="srvLang" id="srvLang" value="CHINESE "></>
                        
                </tr>
        
                <tr>
                    <td align="left" id="serviceLanguageName" name="FILIPINO ">FILIPINO </td>
 
                    <td align="center" id="guide"><input type="checkbox" name="guide:tl:FILIPINO " id="guide:tl" value="Y" class="check"  checked /></td>
                    <td align="center" id="audio"><input type="checkbox" name="audio:tl:FILIPINO " id="audio:tl" value="Y" class="check"  checked /></td>
                    <td><input type="hidden" name="srvLang" id="srvLang" value="FILIPINO "></>
                        
                </tr>
        
                <tr>
                    <td align="left" id="serviceLanguageName" name="CATALAN ">CATALAN </td>
                    <td align="center" id="guide"><input type="checkbox" name="guide:ca:CATALAN " id="guide:ca" value="Y" class="check"  /></td>
                    <td align="center" id="audio"><input type="checkbox" name="audio:ca:CATALAN " id="audio:ca" value="Y" class="check"  /></td>
 
                    <td><input type="hidden" name="srvLang" id="srvLang" value="CATALAN "></>
                        
                </tr>
</table>

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by:sh0e
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$('#languagesList input:checked').each(function(){
  alert(this.name);
});

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by:vlad_oz
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Thanks for the quick responce sh0e!

I should explain a little more what I'm after:
What I want to be able to construct from the table above is something like the snippet below. So, I need to actually go though the table rows instead of just the checkbox elements as you suggested. Grab the first cell element name, then check if any checkboxes have been selected, if yes then I'll add that element name and whatever checkbox id (audio and/or guide) to the <UL></UL>

thanks again!
<ul id="selectedLanguageServices">
                                
                                    <li style="width:200px" id="serviceLanguage_zh">
 
                                        CHINESE &nbsp;
                                        Guide&nbsp;
                                        
                                    </li>
                                
                                    <li style="width:200px" id="serviceLanguage_tl">
                                        FILIPINO &nbsp;
                                        Guide&nbsp;
                                        Audio
                                    </li>
 
                                
                                    <li style="width:200px" id="serviceLanguage_vi">
                                        VIETNAMESE &nbsp;
                                        Guide&nbsp;
                                        
                                    </li>
                                
                            </ul>

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$('#languagesList tr').each(function(){
	var li;
	$('input:checked',this).each(function(){
		var name = this.name.split(':');
		if(!li)
			li = $('<li style="width:200px" id="serviceLanguage_' + name[1] + '">\n' + name[2] + '\n</li>');
		li.append(name[0].charAt(0).toUpperCase() + name[0].substr(1) + '\n');
	});
	$('#selectedLanguageServices').append(li);
});

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by:vlad_oz
ID: 31508613
sh0e, thanks very much for the solution!
worked the first time! very nicely done!
Cheers,
V
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