how to find a string in html table using jquery

I am generating an html table which has 3 columns and on the top of this table I have one textbox and then a dropdown which contains the  name of 3 columns.

now i want to search a string in the html table which user type in the selected column( using the dropdown).
using jquery.

how can i do this.
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Using jQuery, you need to do a search through the <td> tags most likely.

var whatYouAreSearchingFor = 'Test';
$("#tableId, td:contains(whatYouAreSearchingFor)")... do what you need to do.

This would search through the TD tags of a table with the ID = 'tableID' looking for the text in whatYouAreSearchingFor.

I hope this is helpful.

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