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jQuery: Select option by inner html

Posted on 2011-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Using jQuery, I want to select the item with the inner HTML of "Zooph"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4/jquery.min.js"></script>


<h1>Using jQuery, I want to select the item with the inner text of "Zooph"</h1>

<select name="SelectMe" id="SelectMe">
<option value="" >Please Select</option>
<option value="">None</option>
<option value="">Zooph</option>
<option value="">Empty</option>
<option value="1">1</option>
<option value="3">2</option>
<option value="3">3</option>
<option value="" selected="selected">Please Select</option>

<input type="button" id="selectZooph" value="Select Zooph" />

<script type="text/javascript">

$('#selectZooph').click(function() {
  alert('Select the item Zooph');



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Question by:hankknight
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leakim971 earned 2000 total points
ID: 35743292
For example : $("#SelectMe option:contains('Zooph')").attr("selected",true);
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Author Comment

ID: 35743332
Should I first remove the selected attribute from all the other options?
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Expert Comment

ID: 35743338
If it's a listbox (select multiple) yes else not needed
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Expert Comment

ID: 35743462
Thanks for the points!

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